Botanical Studies

2016-2020

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 and have now document a large collection of different species, both from the UK and around the world. I enjoy the challenge of creating single studies of plants and trying to capture all their tiny details, although I also enjoy creating them in collections with insects or found objects as I love how they then begin to tell stories together. 

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.

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

Bee Orchid: Ophrys apifera (detail) | 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.

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

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

forget-me-not, a botanical sculpture, paper flower by artist Kate Kato | Kasasagi

Forget-me-not). - | Recycled Paper, Wire and Thread | 21cm x 21cm | 2019.

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

Lady's Smock). | Recycled Paper, Wire and Thread | 21cm x 21cm | 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

Spring Flowers | Recycled Paper, Wire and Thread | 21cm x 30cm | 2017.