With quotes from A Thousand and One Nights, Meanwhile celebrates the importance of stories over time and across cultures. A series of organic imagery flows from page to page, overlapping and echoing the quality of A Thousand and One Nights as one story leads to another and another. The quoted text is set in shaped text blocks and clusters of letters, like flocks of birds floating amidst the shapes. A few larger lines of text per page guide the viewer through the book, describing Sheherazade’s experience of telling stories and, as a result, saving herself from execution by the King.
ink, paper, book board, book cloth
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.