Molly Peacock, a Buffalo native who lives in Toronto, presents a Zoom slide show and talks about The Paper Garden: Mrs. Delany Begins Her Life's Work at 72 for the Burchfield-Penney Book Club. She will lead us through some of the extraordinary cut paper horticultural collages of Mary Delany as they tell the story of her life. If you held the mistaken impression that collage was invented by Picasso and Matisse, then one look at the art a woman invented in 1772--age the age of 72.
The Paper Garden: Mrs. Delany Begins Her Life's Work at 72 was named a book of the year by Booklist, The Economist, The Globe and Mail, The Irish Times, The Kansas City Star, The London Evening Standard, Maclean's Magazine, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and The Sunday Telegraph.
“Delany's story abounds with energy as Peacock brings her alive . . . Like her glorious multilayered collages, Delany is so vivid a character she almost jumps from the page.”
— Andrea Wulf,
New York Times Book Review