Since the early 1980s, Mary Hope Whitehead Lee has worked in the following media: collage, mixed media, soft sculpture, beadwork, embroidery, installation, and bookmaking. Her work has been exhibited and sold in California and Arizona. She is an active member of the Cardboard House Press Cartonera Collective, and her most recent work can be found at Palabras Bilingual Bookstore. Mary Hope was born and raised in San Diego, California — traditional Kumeyaay tribal territory. She currently resides in the northern Sonoran Desert in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona – home of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Community.