Alicia’s books are a special addition to Sense and Sensuality. Alicia has been making artist books with erotic themes for many years and her work was the main inspiration for this show. We are delighted to include eight of her miniature erotic editions in this show.
|Miniature Alphabet of Desire
designed and bound by Alicia Bailey, text/images by Heidi Zednik in a limited edition of 100 copies, © 2006. Production: Archival inkjet prints with laserprinting on 35 # white paper in a flat-back case binding. Covers are of handmade paper made by Ray Tomasso; endsheets are handmade paper made by Katie McGregor. Title is foil stamped on cover. 23/4x23/4x1/4 $75
text by Amber Coverdale, box is 2“ diam, 13/4 high (including adornment on lid) book is 11/2 diam x 1/2, edition of 29, © 2001 color copy from original watercolors on Mohawk superfine text, covers are paper laminated to museum board. 28 pages, fixed accordian cased in shaped cover with ribbon tie housed in pastepaper covered box with bone/bead adornment on lid. $60
text by Galway Kinnel with original paintings by Alicia Bailey. Printed as color laserprints on Evergreen Vellum Text. Cave Paper covers and leather spine bound millimeter style. 32 pages. Endpages are Pamela Smith marbled papers, endleaves are . Covers have hand applied metal leaf.
27/8x23/4x3/8 ©2003 $125
|Opening a Shell
edition of 15, © 2001, 27/8 x 3 x 17/8
color inkjet, laserprint on unryu, decorative papers, cowry shells, book cloth, paste paper, thread. This box opens to display 5 cowry shells suspended from the top of the box, from each is hanging a strip of text printed on lavender unryu tissue. Behind the box is mounted a color inkjet image, visible only by moving the hanging text. A recessed title label is on the box spine. $110
© 2002, edition of 20, dimensions closed 11/2x21/4x21/2, box 11/2x2x3. Printed color laserjet on Mohawk Superfine Text , board binding with marbled paper on cover boards and inset text label. Housed in a hand-carved soapstone box from India. $125
|Sinking to Heaven
© 2001, edition of 25, box 11/4x3x2, closed book 11/4x2x1, opens to 8x2. Color laserprints from watercolor originals on Mohawk Superfine text, mounted to museum board.J acob's Ladder binding with silk ribbon. Housed in rosewood/brass box. $110
© 2001, edition of 26, author Adria Klinger, box 13/4 sq., book 11/4x3/8x11/4, color copy from watercolor paintings. Cover is laserprint on pastepaper over boards. Binding is board book style with exposed spine. Box is carved/painted horn & brass from India. 30 pages. $125
|There are Names (for those acts which we long to perform)
© 2001, edition of 25, box 3/4x25/8x11/2, book 2x11/8x.5, opens to 2x9, color laserprint from original watercolors on Mohawk Superfine text, acrylic tinted tyvek, paste & marbled papers, watercolor and laserprint. Housed in a wood & brass box with ribbon pull. 8 double sided accordian hinged with tyvek. 6 illustrations & 6 text pages. $125
Born in Denver, I have always lived in Colorado, and currently live and work in Aurora, Colorado. I was awarded a University of Colorado BFA in Studio Arts in 1981 and have worked as a studio artist since then in a variety of two- and three-dimensional media.
For the past twelve years, I have incorporated the book form in my work. A familiarity with many materials is invaluable to my approach to the book as interactive sculpture. Expanding the conceptual definition of 'book', I work with non-traditional materials such as glass, porcelain and steel. I have achieved national recognition in this field and work as a visiting artist and instructor throughout the United States. My work has been exhibited in 30 solo and over 100 group exhibitions in the US, Ireland, Austria, Mexico, England and Canada.I publish limited book editions under the Ravenpress imprint. Ravenpress books are best known for their use of contemporary structures based on historical models, erotic content and miniature scale. They are held in dozens of public, private and special collections worldwide.
All images and text copyright the artist. All rights reserved.