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 KelemanÕs poem Suggestions for Improving the Heart and Its Workings. The trouble comes in its shape, its obvious desire to split in two.
Color xerox from original watercolors on Mohawk superfine text in a board book binding, open spine. Covers are board covered with laser printed/handpainted title & illustration on paper made by Ray Tomasso (Interocean Curiousity Studio). 24 pages, plus endpapers of papers hand-marbled by Pamela Smith. Text block edges painted with graphite/acrylic medium.
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.