About this piece:
The uniqueness of a snowflake is astounding, yet its individuality can only be appreciated when it is pulled from a snow storm. And then moments later it melts away. There is no sacrifice, no power in its singularity. Rather, its identity is in the mix. | |Like flakes our identities can be lost among the masses, and with it our sense of responsibility. Stanislaw Jerzy Lec poignantly writes, “no snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.” Snow Glow is a challenge to the aphorism for viewers to stand out and take charge of their destinies, to own their actions and to glow before they melt.
acrylic, linen thread
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.