Eyes Wide Shut by Alicia Bailey

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Textured snippets extracted from a series of sessions that were designed to tap into my unconscious in the way that dreams do, this cloth and paper accordion includes bits of text and descriptions of imagery that were recorded during my sessions. The accordion text block is created with layers of screen printed, translucent Japanese papers pasted to pre-painted canvas panels. The panels are attached one to the next using concealed wooden rods. Extensive hand and machine stitching throughout make both the front and back side textured and visually lively. Housed in a custom drop-spine box with a collage of treated plant specimens stitched to copper sheeting, then topped with clear plexiglass. Eyes Wide Shut is constructed, housed and presented to allow for multiple display and reading options.

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.