Macey Ley – Coupled and Inseparable


© 2016
edition of 3
dimensions in inches: 14 x 15 x 15 (open)

About this piece:
Commitment is black and white: either you’re all in or you’re not. That means loving with abandon, joining forces against threats, and being each others’ advocates. We share each other’s fears and greatest joys, becoming a unit, seemingly inseparable. But unlike Juno’s swans, humans can disappoint and hurt – even breathe a last breath – leaving us threadbare but still attached: loving with a broken heart, hating but still wanting, not able to let go when it’s clearly time. There is joy in being intertwined with another person; we devour it like ravenous dogs. And there is a kind of ecstasy in unravelling, a requiem for the letting go. Both strike with the same fierceness and leave us in awe of the human condition. “Coupled and Inseparable” is part of a body of work, “Versions of the Truth,” centered on double entendre – how perception can shape and cloud perspective, resulting in a variety truths.

acrylic, linen thread
About the artist:

lives in Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Macey Ley is a mixed-media artist in Atlanta, Georgia. The form of her work follows the concept and ranges from painting and sculpture to installations and artist books. She completed her BFA 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 an independent corporate event producer and creative director and has exhibited artwork throughout the United States and Italy. Ley’s work can be found in a myriad of public and private art collections.


Macey Ley – Coupled and Inseparable