|Artist / Creator||Macey Ley|
|Place of Publication||Atlanta, GA|
|Structure / Binding||Coptic binding|
|Medium / Materials||Acrylic, linen thread|
|Number of Pages||12 pages|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||5 x 5 x 1.5 inches closed.|
|Edition Size||Edition of 2|
|Box / Wrapper||Custom protective box|
|Signed & Numbered||Signed and numbered edition|
The uniqueness of a snowflake is astounding, yet its individuality can only be appreciated when it is pulled from a snow storm. And then moments later it melts away. There is no sacrifice, no power in its singularity. Rather, its identity is in the mix. Like flakes our identities can be lost among the masses, and with it our sense of responsibility. Stanislaw Jerzy Lec poignantly writes, "no snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible." Snow Blow is a challenge to the aphorism for viewers to stand out and take charge of their destinies, to own their actions and to glow before they melt. This work is part of "Versions of Truth," a series of freestanding sculptural artist books made of clear acrylic panels and linen and polyester thread. Utilizing the properties of the materials to construct illusions of mass and matter, the work centers on double entendre—how perception can shape and cloud perspective, resulting in a variety truths.
Artist BioMacey Ley is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Atlanta, Georgia. She completed her BFA in photography at the University of New Mexico, studied book arts at Studio Arts Center International in Florence, Italy, and earned her MFA at the Savannah College of Art and Design. She is a Distinct Fellow with the Hambidge Center Creative Residency and is a 2016-17 Walthall Artist Fellow. Ley is an independent corporate event producer and creative director and has curated shows and exhibited her artwork throughout the United States and Italy. Her work has received several awards and can be found in a myriad of public and private art collections.