I am one of the lucky people to cast eyes on the Taj Mahal in person. One has to navigate through throngs of people to reach its massive entry gate, then upon passing through it the impressive building reveals itself. It is considered an international symbol of love representing the love of a man for his wife. There are many questions that come to mind when time is spent with such a monument. This book is a pondering of some questions that surface when one considers the realities of a symbol.
handmade paper, Thai papers, wax pastels
From her home studio in Bloomington, Indiana Mary Uthuppuru create artist books, bindings, boxes, and prints inspired by science, literature and nature. With a fascination in life’s mysteries, a yearning for adventures great and small, and a novel constantly at hand, she draws viewers into her work with play and layers of meaning. Her work often features woodblock prints, paste papers, drawn and painted elements and occasionally electronics.