Paper Animals with criminal past by Patty Grazini
Delia A Ruggles (1840 – 1850), arrested for arson for burning her apartment to collect insurance money. In an attempt to recapture passed moments in history, Seattle based artist Patty Grazini tells a wonderful story of long forgotten events through these sculptural pieces made from paper. Paper collected from bookshops or abandoned, that holds the fingerprints of people and places over time, in the hands of the talented artist reproduce the history, even if it is New York Criminals 1880-1915.
Mathila Hart (1888) Champion heart breaker and polygamist who married 11 times. She travels from town to town, meets a single man, and marries. Soon after, she tells her new husband that her mother was sick and needs $300. dollars to pay for expenses. She boards a train and moves to another town.