On a recent trip to the Bay Area, I had the pleasure of visiting book artist Macy Chadwick in her Oakland studio. She was hard at work on Observations of Listening, a collaboration with artist Jen McKnight. As her press name suggests, Macy loves collaborating with other artists and I found evidence of this scattered throughout her cozy backyard studio. Images, notes and letters from her peers decorated her studio walls. Macy welcomes collaborations because of the energy it brings to her art and states that “it’s a visual conversation with other artists”. Macy and I collaborated on a project several years ago and it was a fantastic experience which I hope to repeat!