|Artist / Creator||Alicia Bailey|
|Place of Publication||Denver, Colorado|
|Author of Text||Pablo Neruda|
|Medium / Materials||The book is bound in an exposed spine, rigid board style that utilizes tinted tyvek hinges. The book covers are board covered with a commercial Wyndstone paper. Each copy has a mica washer and copper bead affixed to the cover. The book is is housed in a tray box lined with Japanese Tarei paper. The outside of the box is a rich brown Japanese cloth with an inset label of etched mica.|
|Number of Pages||12|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||3 x 2.5 inches, housed in 2.625 x 2 inch cloth covered box|
|Signed & Numbered||Yes|
I want the light located inside to awaken crystalline flower ...This book pairs the words of Pablo Neruda (XII from Stones of the Sky, translated by James Nolan) with images painted by Heidi Zednik. The text is etched onto thin sheets of mica that are backed by reproductions of Zednik’s paintings.
Artist BioAlicia 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.