heidi zednik

in 1995, alicia bailey started publishing under the ravenpress imprint. alicia works in collaboration with artists to create miniature limited edition artists books.
to find out more about ravenpress: www.aliciabailey.com

heidi zednik collaborated on the following titles:
box of eros
alphabet of desire
river
jump
skinning blue

box of eros

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box of eros

A collection of 24 erotic haiku (the original texts commissioned by Ravenpress for this project) housed in a lidded box. When the lid is removed the box opens flat, a stiff-leaf bound book affixed to each wall of the box. The books are inkjet printed on Moab rag paper using HP archival inks. Artwork by Heidi Zednik. The box is covered with bookcloth handprinted from a plastic plate in various colors. Each copy signed by book designer and publisher Alicia Bailey. Includes haiku by Alicia Bailey, Jocelyn Esch, Steve Gordon, Paul Guitterez, Kim Harrell, Carson Reed, Susan Vaho & Heidi Zednik.

This is an open and variable edition. The elements that may change over time are the color of the outside book cloth and printing, the color of the interior ribbon and the material/size of the interior closure element. All other aspects will remain unchanged throughout the edition.

Original watercolors used in box of eros by heidi zednik are available as broadsides through Abecedarian Gallery

Alphabet of Desire is an extended love poem in the form of an abecedary; illustrations are abstract expressions of the text. The text not only chronicles the celebration of a relationship but expresses a wish to not forget and to remain attentive to love. It is available either bound or as an unbound, boxed portfolio. Text and prints by Heidi Zednik; designed and produced by Alicia Bailey.

Funded in part by a Regional Arts Project Grant from the Asheville Area Arts Council, the Madison County Arts Council, the Toe River Arts Council and the North Carolina Arts Council.

Production: The layout of both editions is consistent yet each print is unique. Text laserprinted on Arches watercolor paper. All images painted on an open screen with water based acrylic inks, then hand-pulled for each of the four colors, allowing artistic variation within the edition.

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Bound book
Each text block bound drum-leaf style. Spine is goat skin and Moriki hand-embossed with letters of the alphabet. Covers are mono-screenprint with embossed alphabet on Rives BFK. Cover board edges wrapped with Moriki, endpapers handmade by Katie MacGregor, page edges treated with blue pigmented wax. Label is foil printed goatskin.

Approx. dimensions: 6-3/4" x 6-3/4" x 6-3/4" inches

alphabet of desire miniature version
Miniature Version: 2-3/4" x 2-3/4" x 1/4" inches

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Boxed portfolio
Prints are loose in wrap-around portfolio of Rives BFK. Title and colophon laserprinted on Mulberry and laminated to wrapper. Portfolio rests in handpainted wooden tray. Spine, cover boards and label same as bound edition.

Approx. dimensions of box:
7-1/2" x 7-1/2" x 1" inches

A limited selection of signed and numbered individual prints available.
Print dimensions: 5-1/2" x 5-1/2"
on 6-1/2" x 6-1/2" inch paper.

Original watercolors used in alphabet of desire by heidi zednik are available as broadsides through Abecedarian Gallery

River
© 2004, text © limited edition of 9 copies

This miniature scroll is a love poem written by Heidi Zednik. The scroll is intaglio printed with laser transfer text on Rives BFK lightweight. The back side has hand applied surface color. The bone box housing the scroll is 2-1/2" tall; the scroll unrolls to 1-3/4" x 20".

Jump
©1998

limited edition - 25 copies

French-door book, bound with three brass rings on each side. Images and text are black-and-white and color copies on transparent stock, color inkjet on Arches 90 lb. rough watercolor, 90 lb. cover and transparency, laserprint on a variety of text-weight papers and hand-painted Arches cover.

Includes text by Annie Dillard, Aubri Aleka Keleman and Heidi Zednik.

Cover is momi wrapped museum board with Canson endpapers. Endpapers have hand-applied enamel and stampings. Title on cover is black-and-white xerox transfer; closures are black velcro.

Twenty-two pages, 13 illustrations. Size is 8 x 8 in.; opens to 8 x 24.

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Skinning Blue
© 1997

limited edition of 7 copies (out of print)

A slotted style binding based on Hedi Kyle's interstate structure with wrap around cover.

24 pages + insert. 6 color illustrations by Alicia Bailey, several black & white illustrations
Text excerpted from the short story Skinning Blue by Heidi Zednik © 1995
5" x 5.5" closed