|Title||Topography of Home|
|Artist / Creator||Macy Chadwick|
|Press Name||In Cahoots Press|
|Place of Publication||Oakland, CA|
|Process / Technique||Letterpress printed with pressure prints and polymer plates|
|Structure / Binding||Hedi Kyle storage book binding|
|Medium / Materials||Window images were hand-stenciled on silk tissue|
|Paper Stock||Mohawk Superfine, blue Butcher paper|
|Number of Pages||12 pages|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||7 x 10.5 x .5 inches closed.|
|Edition Size||Edition of 50|
|Signed & Numbered||Signed and numbered edition|
The Topography of Home is the artist's attempted reconciliation of living in the present while longing for her 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 BioMacy 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 resides in 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.