Author(s): Pattie Lee Becker
Flowers and Envelopes, 2005, by Pattie Lee Becker (American, b. 1975)
Ink and colored pencil on paper, 27.9 x 35.6 cm (11 x 14 in.)
Elaborate, miniature worlds fill Pattie Lee Becker’s Botanicals series, showcasing a certain charm and skill and sense of curiosity. Seemingly unrelated subject matter, such as envelopes and flowers, combine organically into arrays of shape and color on paper. The resulting intricate works reward those who take time to look deeper.
Raised in the Midwest, Becker now lives in Denver, Colorado. She received her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA from Columbia University School of the Arts; she has been awarded numerous residencies and fellowships.
Thoughtfully conceived and engagingly intricate, Pomegranate’s 500-piece jigsaw puzzles combine superb color reproduction, stunning and unusual images, and sturdy construction to delight generations of novice and veteran puzzleworkers.