|Artist / Creator||Alicia Bailey|
|Place of Publication||Denver, Colorado|
|Medium / Materials||Printing techniques: laser etching, color laser print, color inkjet print, black and white laser print, laserprinted metal foil, and relief printing.|
|Number of Pages||35|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||6.75 x 5.25 x 1 inches (tin container with snap lid holds 3 books, sachet, and audio CD)|
|Signed & Numbered||Yes|
This project is the result of an intermingling of stories told by those who have been struck by a sensation of instant connection with another. In the classical world such pricks from a dart of Eros were called 'Theia Mania' (madness of the gods). Heidi Zednik and I began by collecting audio version of stories told by those willing to participate in the project. We recorded 12 such stories and these are the basis for both the text and audio portions of this piece. Two of the stories I wished to include could not be told by their subjects, so I wrote my own versions, presented as oral presentations on the CD.Colophon tipped in interior lids of container. Stiff decorative 2" cloth band slips on tin as decorative closure mechanism. Madness of the Gods: 4.9 x 4.9"; 16 pages. Bound with tinted tyvek using woven binding based on a Claire van Vliet structure. Pastepaper pastedowns. Illustrated paper boards. Potions: 1 x 3.75"; 10 pages. Piano hinge binding using metal hinges. Illustrated paper boards. Contributors: 1.12" diameter circular book; 22 pages. Accordion structure. Ribbon spine. Laid in round aluminum tin with clear lid. Title printed on lid. Theia Mania CD produced by Alicia Bailey & Scott Waknin, AMP A/V Studio: 4.6" round with printed illustrated label. Housed in matching illustrated 5" square envelope. Sachet of Herbs: 1 x 3.5" clear plastic envelope; herb seeds. Illustrated sticky closure. Instruction sheet laid in. Text visible through enclosure. For a video description of Theia Mania, by Alicia Bailey, click here.
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.