The Paper Garden: An Artist Begins Her Life’s Work at 72

The Paper Garden: An Artist Begins Her Life’s Work at 72
By: Molly Peacock

In 1772, upon the death of her second husband, Mary Delany arose from her grief, picked up a pair of scissors, and, at the age of seventy-two, created a new art form: mixed-media collage. Over the next decade, Mrs. Delany produced an astonishing 985 botanically correct, breathtaking cut-paper flowers, now housed in the British Museum and referred to as the Flora Delanica.

Pages: 416
Date Published: May 1, 2012
Size: 5.12 x 1.26 x 8.02 inches

$28.00

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