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Published: Dahlia Books - May 1st, 2013
There are very few women sculptors who work with fabricated metal: cutting steel, welding, hammering, grinding, and shaping to create beautiful pieces both large and small. Cathey’s career developed in the western North Carolina, and her subject matter draws heavily on the fauna and flora of the Southern Appalachians. Rand-McNally’s Best of the Road lists her gallery on Depot Street in Waynesville as a landmark.
This book is a collaboration between Grace Cathey and distinguished historian Sara Evans (author, Carolina native, and seasonal resident). It introduces Grace, tells the story of how she came to metal art after years as a professional weaver and painter and how her work has grown and changed. This book will inspire all readers. It also describes some of the techniques, especially process, finishes and use of color, that draw on Cathey’s experience as a weaver, watercolor, and print artist.
Printed in full color and lushly illustrated throughout, Fire and Steel is primarily an art book that introduces readers to the full range of Grace Cathey’s work, from major pieces of public art installed on the main streets of Waynesville, Hendersonville, and the North Carolina Arboretum, to a variety of custom objects for homes and gardens, and even small pendants.