A Field Guide to Snow and Ice is McCartney's interpretation of the idea of winter. The series includes images of snowfalls and wildflowers, frozen waterfalls and stalagmites, snowdrifts and piles of gypsum sand, as well as other icy forms, in an effort to explore and reinterpret natural structures and the way they can reference multiple ideas on both micro and macro levels. The ambiguity of scale and substance helps the subjects transcend their source. With less there becomes more. This work invites viewers to took at the winter that surrounds them in a new way, abstracted from the vast landscape - a winter of the artist's imagination.
Exquisitely printed with UV inks on uncoated paper. Leporello binding with multiple panel widths and stiff front and back covers. With the spine detached from the front cover, the book becomes an installation piece approximately 34 feet in length.