Mary Cartledgehayes


Louisville, Kentucky

Mary is a writer, mentor, and mail artist who searches out inventive ways to use salvaged materials, including baskets from phone wire, collages from upc codes, and fiber art from ancient lace and linen tea towels

“I started collecting interesting trash while walking my dog in 2006. Eventually, some hubcaps showed up. Meanwhile, I’d begun making mail art using remainder copies of my 2003 book. After making 700+ pieces of mail art, I’m now working in larger formats. Hubcaps are ideal.”Mary Cartledgehayes