Alicia Bailey – Lipstips-


© 2001

edition of 35

dimensions in inches: 3.5 x 1 x .75 (closed)

Carole Jackson wrote, in her book “Color Me Beautiful” that

‘the discovery of lipstick as a teenage girl changed my life’.

This slit scroll book, housed in a lipstick tube, includes dozens of observations about the history, manufacture and general qualities of lipstick.The cloth covered box housing the tube is coated on the outside with red wax. A mirror inside the box has Jackson’s words handwritten in red.

Scroll type book with slit pages, laser printed on sumi paper coated with pigment and paste and bound into lipstick tube. Box is fabric covered cardboard, coated with wax and pigment, with inside mirror and snap closure.


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 – Lipstips-