About this piece:
The Topography of Home is the artist’s attempted reconciliation of living in the present while longing for her remembered hometown. Letterpress printed maps convey a more emotional than geographical terrain; events and places are recorded and revisited, worried over and examined. Silk tissue apertures punctuate the pages offering the reader glimpses of previous and subsequent images. This sequential aspect of the book literally and metaphorically has the reader both seeing the past through the present and looking forward through history’s gauze.
Designed, written and printed by Macy Chadwick, The Topography of Home was letterpress printed with pressure prints and polymer plates on Mohawk Superfine and blue Butcher paper. Window images were hand-stenciled on silk tissue.
mohawk paper, silk tissue, ink
Macy Chadwick publishes artist’s books and limited-edition prints under the imprint In Cahoots Press in Oakland, California. She received an MFA in Book Arts and Printmaking from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Macy teaches 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 South Africa.