Macy Chadwick – Input/Output


© 2016

edition of 100

dimensions in inches: 4 x 4 x .25

about this piece

As artists, we gather information, text and ideas as fuel for making art. How does creative input transform into artistic output? Input/Output describes this creative process through the metaphor of breathing. With each inhalation (input) of information, the artist takes one more step towards exhalation (artistic output.) Based on Keith Smith’s “border book” binding, the pages of this small 4 x 4 inch book open and expand to create a complete 12 x 16 inch image: the resulting piece of art.

ink, paper, magnet

About the artist:
Macy Chadwick publishes artist’s books and limited-edition prints under the imprint In Cahoots Press in Oakland, California. In her art practice, Macy strives to reveal that which is unspoken: to make tangible the ephemeral, to make visual our human experience and interactions.
Macy received an MFA in Book Arts and Printmaking from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She currently resides in Oakland, California, where she is an artist and adjunct faculty member at Academy of Art University and San Francisco Art Institute. Macy’s work is in prominent collections in the U.S. and abroad.

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