Alicia Bailey – The Tree Within


c. 2010
edition of 26

3 x 2.4 x .5 – extends to 26 inches


This 10 panel, two layered accordion book presents Eliot Weinberger’s translation of Octavio Paz’s A Tree Within. The back (image) pages are hand printed (intaglio/woodcut/linocut, pochoir) on Rives Lightweight. The front (text) pages are walnut dyed unryu with laserprint transfer text. The endpapers are Pamela Smith handmarbled papers. The covers are Wenge wood with a gilded composition leaf design. The cover edges are also gilded. The title label is metal foil laserprinted and recessed into the wood. The book is housed in a box with a basswood-sided tray, paper lined, the outside covered with book cloth.

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. Her 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 is also owner/director at Abecedarian Gallery in Denver. The gallery, located in Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe, has an ongoing commitment to and focus on book arts and works on paper.

About Alicia Bailey


Alicia Bailey – The Tree Within

by Alicia Bailey time to read: 1 min