This book compares the physiological workings of the heart (day and night, night and day, a pair of pumps works steadily inside our bodies) with Aubri Aleka Keleman’s poem Suggestions for Improving the Heart and Its Workings. The trouble comes in its shape, its obvious desire to split in two.
Each page of this book is handpainted with ink on sumi paper over laserprinted text. Millimeter style binding with red leather spine, cover papers hand-marbled papers (Pamela Smith), Buhgra endpapers in wrapper with book cloth and Smith marbled paper, Gocco gold printed on wrapper cover.4.75 x 10.75
process materials held by University of Denver, Penrose Library Special Collections
About the artist:
Alicia Bailey is a studio artist working across multiple disciplines. She has focused on book arts and assemblage since the mid-nineties, producing artists’ books, sculptural books and limited edition books. Alicia’s work embraces a wide variety of methods and materials. It has been featured in dozens of solo and group exhibits throughout the world and is held in numerous public, private and special collections. An archive of her work in the book arts is under development at Penrose Special Collections, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado.