Sense of Wonder by Alicia Bailey

Part of an ongoing exploration of using the long-stitch to create rigid page book works incorporating physical artifacts and ephemera, Sense of Wonder uses text from Rachel Carson’s essay The Sense of Wonder, originally published in Women’s Home Companion in July 1956 under the title Help Your Child to Wonder. Housed in a custom box in which 3 natural objects are embedded.

Full text: There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature the assurance that dawn comes after night and spring after winter.

Artist Bio

Studio artist/gallerist Alicia Bailey, is affiliated with several professional organizations and is 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.