Title: Logic & Lily
Medium: Computer manipulated and enhanced; cibachrome output
Size: 11 1/2" diameter
Macko received her MFA from the University of California at Berkeley in 1981 and is the recipient of numerous grants and awards. She has been exhibiting her work for the past fifteen years, which includes participation in over 100 group and 20 solo exhibitions.
Her multi-media work, which culminated in Dance of the Melissae: An Installation, in 1994, investigates the honeybee society in relationship to art, science, technology, and ancient matriarchal cultures. She uses the bee as a symbol of the feminine potency of nature by addressing the power and fecundity of female sexuality and autonomy.
She was awarded a sabbatical fellowship for 1996 from Scripps College in Claremont, California, where she is Professor of Art and Director of their Computer Art Lab, to research ancient goddess sites in Romania. Macko is also Secretary of the Board of Directors of the College of Art Association.