Jasper 's 72 Triangles

By Thomas Parker Williams

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Thomas Parker Williams, 2011. Edition of 40.
7.5 x 8.5 x .5" closed, opens to 22" x 25.5". Reduction linocut print with metal pigments on paper mounted onto Tyvek. Laid in Mylar case. Single triangular sheet for colophon and instructions. Housed in a cream-colored heavy paper envelope. Signed and numbered by the artist.

Thomas Parker Williams: *"*Jasper's 72 Triangles* is an artist book inspired by the recent 'Number' reliefs by Jasper Johns. *

*“Starting with the concept of a single number in a discrete area, in this case a double-sided triangle, and then connecting 36 double-sided triangles together, the book-painting becomes dynamic by folding into many different configurations of triangles for display. *

*“The work uses only the numbers of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 0. Adding the displayed numbers together results in a sum that is a multiple of 12 or 36 or 72 in many of the possible triangle combinations.*

* “A folding diagram is provided as an aid to returning the book to its correct folded state to fit into its Mylar case." *

$175