Patti Reiko Osebold has been working with Japanese paper art for over thirty years in Spokane. Originally from Hawaii, this Japense-American artist finds inspiration from the simplicity and beauty of her Japanese culture. Paper dolls were first made in Japan in the 1500s as fetishes and toys. Later they became decorative art depicting a wide range of subjects from imperial court life to everyday working class. Patti starts with white clay from Japan and then uses hand-made decorative paper to show movement and attitude in her dolls. In addition, she places a piece of origami with each doll as a reminder of her initial interest in Japanese paper art. She also creates origami collages and jewelry.