Greetings from the Redwood Highway by Alicia Bailey

Greetings from the Redwood Highway is an accordion that pairs the format of postcard booklets, popular in the early 20th Century, with personal narrative and brief essays on the contemporary status of the areas depicted.

The interior images were created using scans of original postcards ca. 1914-1935. The outer wrapper uses a contemporary photograph digitally manipulated to mimic early 20th century colortone postcards.

Postcard booklets were especially popular from the 1940s through the 1970s, an era when you could put a postage stamp on just about anything and it would get to its addressee.

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.