Pat Laffin Turns Collections Into Art
Rachel Elizabeth Jones
June 27, 2017 at 3:28PM
Though Laffin's proclivities are many, her collections together exude a Victorian sensibility: More tends to be more, the ornate and the romantic is prized, sentimentality is high and botanical and natural specimens are semi- mystical objects to be celebrated, embellished and committed to history. For example, her decoupaged plates, which she has dubbed "Laffinware," emulate the collage craze of that era's hobbyists and homemakers.