Artist displays paper miniatures at OSF

By WEEK Reporter

February 28, 2013 Updated Feb 28, 2013 at 10:46 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- Children at OSF St. Francis Medical Center felt like giants thanks to one artist's work.

On Thursday, artist Rico Baskin made an appearance at the hospital with his miniature paper models.

Baskin was brought into OSF as part of the hospital's Arts and Healing program, which brings in artists, musicians, and performers for patients to see and enjoy.

Baskin has been making the models, which he calls "Lil' Thangz", for the past 20 years. He said he began making the tiny art after he broke his leg and was stuck at home all day.

"I just started cutting different types of paper, out of just being bored. And it just spun into a lot of miniatures of television sets, video cameras, and things of that nature," Baskin said.

If you are interested in becoming involved in the Arts and Healing Program, contact Debbie Trau at 655-2118.

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