Botanical Studies

2016-Present

One of my first sculptures was a Poppy plant. After taking a real Poppy flower apart to show my daughter what was inside I realised how paper like the petals were and how structural it was. I set about trying to create a template pattern from the pieces of real flower I had in front of me. I continued to develop this method of working with plants, incorporating the use of photographs as well and have now document a large collection of different species, both from the UK and around the world.

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Wild Flower Study | Recycled Paper, Wire and Thread | 50cm x 50cm | 2021.

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Oak Study | Recycled Paper and wire | 40cm x 40cm | 2021.

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Study of Coprinopsis | Recycled Paper, Wire and Thread | 30cm x 30cm | 2021.

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Wood Anemone (detail) | Recycled Paper, Wire and Thread | 10cm x 10cm | 2020.

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Fly Agaric | Recycled Paper, Wire and Thread | 26cm x 28cm | 2019.

Snowdrops, a botanical sculpture, paper flower by artist Kate Kato | Kasasagi

Snowdrops: Galanthus | Recycled Paper, Wire and Thread | 20cm x 30cm | 2020.

Snowdrops, a botanical sculpture, paper flower by artist Kate Kato | Kasasagi

Snowdrops: Galanthus | Recycled Paper, Wire and Thread | 20cm x 30cm | 2020.

Ladys slipper Orchid, a botanical sculpture, paper flower by artist Kate Kato | Kasasagi

Lady's Slipper Orchid: Cypripedium Calceolus (detail) | Recycled Paper, Wire and Thread | 24cm x 26cm | 2019.

Ladys slipper Orchid, a botanical sculpture, paper flower by artist Kate Kato | Kasasagi

Lady's Slipper Orchid: Cypripedium Calceolus (detail) | Recycled Paper, Wire and Thread | 24cm x 26cm | 2019.

Bee Orchid, a botanical sculpture, paper flower by artist Kate Kato | Kasasagi

Bee Orchid: Ophrys apifera | Recycled Paper, Wire and Thread | 20cm x 24cm | 2019.

Helebore, a botanical sculpture, paper flower by artist Kate Kato | Kasasagi

Hellebores. | Recycled Paper, Wire and Thread | 20cm x 24cm | 2019.

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Hellebores II (detail). | Recycled Paper, Wire and Thread | 30cm x 30cm | 2019.

wild garlic, a botanical sculpture, paper flower by artist Kate Kato | Kasasagi

8. Allium (Garlic) | Recycled Paper, Wire and Thread | 24cm x 20cm | 2019.

Wild meadow flowers, a botanical sculpture, paper flower by artist Kate Kato | Kasasagi

Wild Flower Study I (detail) | Recycled Paper, Wire and Thread | 40cm x 60cm | 2018.

Wild meadow flowers, a botanical sculpture, paper flower by artist Kate Kato | Kasasagi

Flowers of the Countryside, (detail) | Recycled Paper, Wire and Thread | 32cm x 40cm | 2018.