Patty Grazini, from Seattle, presents several series of 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. Grazini’s most recent series is constructed with paper currency from all over the world to craft intricate scenes from nature.
Grazini’s largest paper sculpture titled Elizabeth Lyska, Giantess is part of BIMA’s Permanent Art Collection and has been showcased recently in the BIMA@5 exhibition in celebration of the five-year anniversary of the museum. This solo Exhibition will feature over thirty works, including pieces from private collections and recent works.
I exhibited in a solo annual show each November with Curtis Steiner from 2006, until the gallery permanently closed in June 2019.