A Tree Within by Alicia Bailey

This 10 panel, two layered accordion book presents Eliot Weinberger’s translation of Octavio Paz’s A Tree Within. A Tree Within A tree grew inside my head. A tree grew in. Its roots are veins, its branches nerves, thoughts its tangled foliage. Your glance sets it on fire, and its fruit of shade are blood oranges & pomegranates of flame. Day breaks in the body's night. There within, inside my head, the tree speaks, come closer - can you hear it? ~Octavio Paz

Artist Bio

Alicia Bailey is a mixed-media artist living and working in Aurora, Colorado. In her studio she acts as record keeper for moments both ordinary and obscure, utilizing a broad range of material and method to create works that incorporate object, image and text. Her work has been featured in dozens of solo and group exhibits throughout the world and is held in numerous public, private and special collections. Alicia has worked as on independent curator, juror, workshop instructor, creative consultant, mentor and visiting artist throughout the United States for the past 30 years. She is currently owner/director of Abecedarian Gallery, a gallery with an ongoing focus on book arts, works on paper, assemblage and collage in Denver, Colorado. Since 1998 she has served on the executive committee of the Guild of Book Workers and was regional events coordinator for the Rocky Mountain Chapter for three years.