Looking Out / Looking In
2021 Member's Exhibition



Thomas Parker Williams

Thomas Parker Williams lives and works in Philadelphia, PA, USA. His work includes hand-made artist book editions, unique book works, printmaking, and painting. Some of his artist book editions contain an audio element – music or sound work – composed, performed, and recorded by the artist. Tom's artist books are in numerous private and public collections.


Soundings – The act of seeking the depth of waters by using a leaded line.  

Soundings – The act of seeking understanding by allowing the subconscious to emerge.

Soundings – A book of eccentric volvelles.

Each of the three volvelles has three parts that rotate independently without a common center point. As the parts are rotated, combinations of images appear.

One of a kind.

Soundings - Thomas Parker Williams

Book closed 12" diameter, 1-1/4" deep
40 ink & wash drawings on Twinrocker handmade paper. 3 volvelles with 3 parts in case with cover (painting done with dry pigments in oil medium on aluminum panel.) Alberto Valese marbled paper. Music composed, performed, and recorded by the artist.