Mary Uthuppuru

Mary Uthuppuru creates artist books, bindings, boxes, and prints inspired by science, literature and travel. After receiving a BA in art history and a master’s in library science, specializing in rare books, she closely studied the history of the book accompanied by training through workshops across the country.  Mary began working as a Conservation Technician at the Lilly Library in 2007 and gained an in-depth study of book structures and their repair under the direction of the head of Conservation. As of 2010, she began her career as a full-time book artist and book binder under the name Spring Leaf Press at her home studio in Bloomington, Indiana. Mary continues to exhibit work nationally and internationally.

For more information, questions and to purchase:
Mary@springleafpress.com or visit the website’s contact form: http://www.springleafpress.com/contact/


Books:

Ambush
2017, Moveable book, gate structure
Acrylic paint, stencil, drawing fluid, handmade paper $450.00



Disguise
2017, Layered accordion book
Relief print, Japanese paper $100.00

Tunnel of Love
2014, Tunnel book
Linocut, watercolor, assorted handmade papers, Thai paper $200.00


Undefined lines
2014, Woven binding
Paste cloth, paste paper, Rives BFK, watercolor, decorative paper $1000.00


Prints and 2D works:

Below, Mary demonstrates how she created Hairy Wombat in this short and silent time lapse video of her paper weaving.

Hairy Wombat Weaving
2020, 10.525″ x 8″ Original drawing,
Handmade paper, unframed $75.00


Sculpture:

Quiet Invitiation
Conductive Sculpture
Handmade paper, acrylic, wire, Arduino, LEDs,
coppertape, sticker LEDs NFS