Animal Mineral Vegetable 14 by Alicia Bailey

The five pages of this book are made with mica, Moriki paper, plant, insect & bird materials  gathered from my yard, favorite forests & feathers from a nearby wetland & butterfly specimens from an inherited archive. Each page is edged with Moriki paper, as are the covers. The covers are made with collaged leather, using a technique called Lacunose, over book boards. The binding is a wire edge style using brass rods & linen thread. Book label is mica over paper.

Housed in a box of book board covered with custom painted book cloth. A fish skeleton gifted to me by the late Ruth Wheeler is attached to a Lacunose tray base. The tray platform is of cast acrylic edged with Moriki paper. The box labels are mica over paper.

A colophon, digitally printed on Elephant Hide paper, is affixed to the inside front cover.

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.