Mary Uthuppuru


Quiet Invitation, 2015

After the sun goes down and night takes over, fireflies flash back and forth to find a mate in the dark space. On a decomposing log, foxfire glows and entices insects to crawl on its caps so its spores can travel on its visitors’ legs. Through the use of conductive materials and handmade paper, Quiet Invitation simulates the way two organisms utilize bioluminescence as a request to aid in survival by taking advantage of another organism’s undeniable attraction to light.