And Then I Woke Up Volume One by Alicia Bailey

Many years ago I had the remarkable experience of working with a Jungian psychologist whose work around dream interpretation inspired And Then I Woke Up. Rooted in the idea of a collective unconscious, even the most vivid of dreams, remembered long past waking, have confusing and nonsensical elements, with much of their significance submerged in the murky depths of our sleeping selves. Using bits and pieces of remembered dreams presented as a fragmented and partially obscured narrative, the books in this series function as momentos of a state of being rather than presenting specific narratives.

Artist Bio

Studio artist/gallerist Alicia Bailey is affiliated with several professional organizations and is owner/director of Abecedarian Artists Books in Denver, Colorado. She is also a member of Denver's Spark Gallery. Alicia acts as an independent curator/juror, instructor/mentor and regional events coordinator in the book arts. In her studio work, she has focused on book and box arts since the mid-nineties, producing box works, artists' books, sculptural books, limited edition books. 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. An archive of her work is under development at University of Denver Penrose Library Special Collections.