Mackie’s large-scale wall drawing has an extraordinary presence, depicting tempests of ocean, wind, and seafaring vessel. The artist's imagery appears on both the wall and the containing glass, giving the illustration even more dimension.
The drawing installation is inspired by the humbling qualities of what Mackie likes to think of as the vast unknowns – the sea and the sky. Everything on Earth is composed of stardust – from our human bodies, to the air we breathe and water we drink. In creating a temporary installation in this window space, Mackie is exploring connections between our selves, our world, and our universe – at this very moment. Duende is a Hispanic word meaning passion, inspiration, and spirit, which are values that the artist holds as fundamental.