About this piece:
Binding is a neutral word that takes on innocuous or sinister meaning depending on who is doing the action and why. We fasten wounds with bandages to protect them, combine ingredients to form a single mass, hold each other accountable, join causes, stitch book pages together. We also restrain the movement of limbs, constrain entire communities to silence, force each other to keep secrets, cinch our bodies into ideal shapes, put limits on creativity and hope. Bound utilizes the very act of binding to reveal many ways we live in bondage and calls into question the duplicity of each of them.
copper, mixed metal, linen, rice paper
Macey Ley is a mixed-media artist living and working in Atlanta, Georgia. The form of her work ranges from painting and sculpture to installations and artist books. 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 corporate event producer and creative director and has curated shows and exhibited her work throughout the United States and Italy. Ley’s work can be found in a myriad of public and private art collections.