Andrea Peterson
Anne Covell
Annwyn Dean
Bryan Kring
David Moyer
Elizabeth Boyne
Elizabeth Munger
Jenny Craig
Jessica Spring
Karen Zimmermann
Katherine Venturelli
Kunyoung Chang
Laura Ladendorf
Lisa Miles
Louisa Boyd
Marc Addison Brown
Marianne Dages
Mary Uthuppuru
Mary V. Marsh
Megan Adie
Meryl DePasquale
Michael Sharp
Mike Sonnichsen
Nanette Wylde
Poppy Dully
Richard Steiner
Sarah Langworthy
Sarah Smith
Stephanie Copoulos-Selle
Thomas Parker Williams
Tom Virgin
Turner Hilliker
Ugly Duckling Press


Michael Sharp

Brigham City, Utah, United States


Book of Leaves

paper, thread

7.25 x 6 x 0.75, opens to 7.25 x 20

edition size: 13

© 2013


This little book comprises a collection of foliage taken from the diverse population of trees at the Utah State Arboretum at Red Butte Gardens. Each leaf was individually picked by hand as a representation of the species and its unique characteristics. Pressed and dried, each leaf was then contact printed using the Cyanotype photographic process. The text and titling are set in 8 and 10 pt. Bernhard Gothic with ornamental capital letters and printed on a Golding Official no. 2 letterpress.

Michael Sharp is a Book Artist, Letterpress Printer and Photographer currently living and working in Utah. Sharp emphasizes the unique qualities of photographic process and light while engaging with the changing landscape of nature and our human identity. Sharp has studied the Book Arts formally at the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, DC and has worked as an artist assistant for Sarvisberry Studios. He is currently an MFA Candidate at Brigham Young University in Utah.

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