Sandra Williams ... artist books

Whispering Trees

whispering trees1.jpg whispering trees2.jpg whispering trees3.jpg

Unique book in a concertina style with book spreads of black card and Gautami typeface.
H14cm X W13.5cm X D1.5cm
Inspired Margaret Atwood's poem, my book is an homage to trees. Trees clean the air, slow water runoff, prevent soil erosion and cool our homes. More significantly, trees are wondrous. They do so much for us, however deforestation and illegal logging continue. The environment is running a poor second to profit.

Fragmented Print

fragmented print1.jpg fragmented print2.jpg fragmented print3.jpg

The book spreads are made with Fabriano paper & a selection of handmade prints.
H24cm X W45cm x D4cm
Exhibited in the Northern Beaches Library Artist Book Awards, 2021
The story for this book is told from the print's point of view. With the experience of self-isolation to mind it was easy to identify with the reluctance of abandoning a safe place and taking up normal activity again.

Life in the Splash Zone

splash1.jpg splash2.jpg splash3.jpg

Japanese stab binding. Etching & watercolour. Dimensions: 8cm X 22cm X 2.5cm

Exhibited in the Northern Beaches Library Artist Book Awards, 2019 - acquired for the Manly Library's collection.

'Life in the Splash Zone' was inspired by a visit to the Long Reef Aquatic Reserve accompanied by a volunteer from BirdLife Australia. It was a brilliant day, as only a day in March on the Sydney beaches can be, and we were able to view migratory waders and many of the diverse life forms which inhabit the intertidal zone.

Natural Collection

natcoll.jpg natcoll2.jpg natcoll3.jpg

Exhibited in the Northern Beaches Library Artist Book Awards, 2019 - acquired for the Manly Art Gallery & Museum's collection. Copies held at Douglas Stewart Fine Books, Melbourne.

Elephant folio with printed wrappers, housed in buckram clamshell case with matching printed lining. A publication of twenty-nine prints of varying method, showing flora and fauna of Northern Sydney, accompanied by artists’ statements and scientific descriptions. Limited to an edition of 10 copies.

'Natural Collection' was printed by artists from the Warringah Printmakers Studio to celebrate its 20th anniversary.

The artworks were exhibited at the Manly Art Gallery & Museum, July 16 – September 3, 2017.

Found & Printed

found1.jpg found2.jpg found3.jpg

Concertina book with found packaging cover. Monotype prints.
Dimensions: 23cm X 22.5cm X 3.5cm

Exhibited in the Northern Beaches Library Artist Book Awards, 2017. 'Found & Printed' was a series of found objects, printed & brought together in book form. The cover is made of recycled packaging.


threads1.jpg threads4.jpg threads2.jpg

Concertina book with hard cover. Intaglio print & collage. Dimensiions: 8cm X 8cm X 1cm

Created for A Touch of Red Exhibiiton, Australian Society of Miniature Art
18 to 30 November, 2014
Salerno Gallery, 70 Glebe Point Road, Glebe, NSW Australia.

Water Glimpses

glimpses1.jpg glimpses2.jpg glimpses3.jpg

Concertina book of themed prints using various print techniques & collage.
Exhibited in the Mackay Artist Book Awards 2009

Blue washes slide over the sand
Scurrying sea-life, tread of feet
Fleeting glimpses of light on water
Sea journeys pull us onwards
Seafarers, now compete
Searching stares pierce the waves
Light breezes stir mirrored reflections
Cool waters, soothing heat

In the Text

in the text.jpg in the text.jpg in the text.jpg

Concertina format with inserts.

The book was inspired by a foreign language exercise - "The truth is in the text - indicate whether the following sentence is true or false." The idea is explored with the repetition of the phrase "the truth is in the text" translated into various languages. The repeated text alternates with deconstructed foreign language dictionaries.