|Title||The Topography of Home|
|Artist / Creator||Macy Chadwick|
|Press Name||In Cahoots Press|
|Artist's Nationality||United States|
|Place of Publication||Oakland, California|
|Process / Technique||Letterpress printed with pressure prints and polymer plates|
|Structure / Binding||Storage book binding|
|Medium / Materials||Window images were hand-stenciled|
|Paper Stock||Pages are Mohawk Superfine and blue butcher paper, windows are silk tissue|
|Number of Pages||12 pages|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||7 x 14 x .75 inches|
|Edition Size||Edition of 50|
|Signed & Numbered||Yes|
The Topography of Home is my attempted reconciliation of living in the present while longing for my remembered hometown. Letterpress printed maps convey a more emotional than geographical terrain; events and places are recorded and revisited, worried over and examined. Silk tissue apertures punctuate the pages offering the reader glimpses of previous and subsequent images. This sequential aspect of the book literally and metaphorically has the reader both seeing the past through the present and looking forward through history's gauze.
Artist BioArtist Statement Macy Chadwick publishes artist's books and limited-edition prints under the imprint In Cahoots Press in Oakland, California. Through her work she addresses themes of memory, personal communication and visual language systems. She is interested in the connection between people: interactions both verbal and non-verbal, shared experiences, and the urge to communicate clearly. Biography Macy Chadwick received an MFA in Book Arts and Printmaking from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia and assisted book artist Julie Chen at Flying Fish Press for three years. She currently splits her time between Providence, Rhode Island, and Oakland, California, where she creates books and limited edition prints in her letterpress studio. Macy is on the faculty at the Academy of Art University, San Francisco, and her work is in prominent collections in the U.S. and abroad, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, Yale University Special Collections, and the Jack Ginsberg Collection in South Africa.