Casey Jay Gardner – Avalanche Safety


c. 2020
edition of: 50
dimensions: 14 x 7 x 1.5

about this piece

Story: Set in the precarious time of the 1930s, living on the brink of human-triggered catastrophe, two young people explore their relationship with nature amid hidden and prevalent instabilities.

Each is a crystalline map formed by its unique path through the atmosphere.
Delicate intricacies of nature scientifically explained, yet infinitely enchanting.
The continual metamorphosis of flakes influences the stability of steep terrain.
Hidden layers and triggers release widespread devastation.
Every snowy slope is an interrelationship of variables making its stability difficult to predict.
Stability depends on the cohesion between one particle to another and one layer to another.
If the force of gravity outweighs cohesion, a slide is inevitable.


paper, ink, thread

About the artist:

Casey Gardner-Saez is a printmaker and book artist. She writes, draws, prints and binds her own limited edition artist books with Set in Motion Press. She grew up in Aspen, Colorado and received her first degree from CU Boulder and worked as a journalist before receiving a BFA in Graphic Design and Printmaking at California College of the Arts. Her award-winning work is collected nationally and internationally.

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Casey Jay Gardner – Avalanche Safety