‘Capturing Orbs In The Night Sky’ is a wordless artists book of orb images imposed on recycled coffee filters, a cornhusk fiber paper for spine, bound with hemp thread and all dyed with indigo. As a paper maker I use recycled paper fibers as a matter of principal and local renewable plant fibers when needed. The subject of this book deals with capturing fleeting thoughts and memories that surface and barely come into focus and then recede again into the blue.
abaca, hemp cord, indigo dye, corn husk
Mary C. Leto is a papermaker and book artist currently living in Bluffton SC. Originally from New York, she interned at Dieu Donne Papermill 1996 and began a career in paper arts. Her work and books have been shown nationally and are in many private collections including Crane Paper Company Museum in Mass. She continues sharing her process of gathering local plant materials for papermaking and book binding at her Moon Tide Paper Studio.