Alicia Bailey – Nature v. 1


© 2018
edition of 1
dimensions in inches: 4.5 x 7.5 x .5 (box or closed book size)

An eight page book consisting of four sheets folded at the fore edge and bound using what I call a split accordion spine binding. The text, which is an extraction from the writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson, is hand gilded in a script that mimics the handwriting of Emily Dickinson. The pages are make readys from an earlier project of prints inspired by trips to Denver’s Botanic Gardens made in collaboration with Melinda Laz.

I am fond of this practical binding style as it requires printing on only one side of a sheet and works well for single sheets. The pages open flat and it stands for display beautifully.


paper, ink, 23 kt. gold leaf


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.


Alicia Bailey – Nature v. 1