Alicia Bailey – Opening a Shell (Shell Book 5)


c. 2001
edition of 15
3 x 2.875 x 1.875

MINIMUM PRICE: $35, Suggested price: $80

Pushing beyond typical erotic content, this box style book explores auto-erotic sensations from a female perspective.

The text, laser printed on unryu tissue, is hung from five cowry shells suspended from the top of the box. On the back wall of the box is a color inkjet image, visible only by moving the hanging text.

This is a pay what you wish item with profits going to support wilderness protection efforts. The minimum price of $35 covers cost of materials and shipping. The recommended donation is $80.
Donations will be directed to either Great Old Broads for Wilderness or the Lake Fork Valley Conservancy (if you prefer one over the other, please indicate in your order notes).

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 – Opening a Shell (Shell Book 5)