Botanical Paper Currency Shadowbox with 19th Century Print by Patty Grazini
Made of money from all over the world, this extraordinary piece by Patty Grazini explores the relationship between money and nature; the beauty of the natural environment and breakdown of it for profit. Having constructed each element of this piece from money, Patty was surprised and inspired as the color palette and unexpected graphic elements began to emerge, culminating in a three-dimensional tableau encased in a beautiful artist-made shadowbox. 13.5" x 10.5" x 1.5"
Seattle artist Patty Grazini creates paper sculptures that transport the viewer to a fantastical and sometimes forgotten world. In her work, Grazini intertwines intriguing and eccentric narratives from history with detail, depth and devotion. Her work features refined techniques of cutting and sculpting fine European, Asian, found and hand-dyed papers. Her most recent series is constructed with paper currency from all over the world to craft intricate scenes from nature.