About this piece:
Celestial Objects was inspired by scientific investigation and applying the science of celestial navigation to one’s own daily life and imagined limitations. The text in the book reads, “Celestial objects can tell you time, direction, and position at any given hour. A systematic study may reveal finer details and may lead you to wonder about your own obscure geographic limits.” This unique book includes spare images of hand-drawn lines and collaged text and imagery.
Created by Macy Chadwick as an example of the Hedi Kyle storage book binding during a workshop at Cabrillo Arts, in California, in the summer of 2012.
collage, ink, arturo book paper, acrylic dyes, tyvek spine, book cloth cover
Macy 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 lives 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