Observer Series

2017

I had a collection of broken Observer Books which I wanted to include in a new series of works. I used the species documented inside to create the sculptures which I arranged around the books, mimicking the way nature begins to take over when an object or area is left untouched. I wanted to literally bring the information inside the books to life, as though it was growing out from the pages and creating a small patch of the world that was described within the book. 

The Observer Book of Butterflies, paper sculpture by artist Kate Kato | Kasasagi

The Observer Book of Butterflies | Recycled Paper, Wire and Thread | 32cm x 32cm | 2017.

The Observer Book of Butterflies, paper sculpture by artist Kate Kato | Kasasagi

The Observer Book of Butterflies (Detail)  | Recycled Paper, Wire and Thread | 32cm x 32cm | 2017.

The Observer Book of Butterflies, paper sculpture by artist Kate Kato | Kasasagi

The Observer Book of Butterflies (Detail) | Recycled Paper, Wire and Thread | 32cm x 32cm | 2017.

The Observer Book of Common Fungi / mushrooms, paper sculpture by artist Kate Kato | Kasasagi

The Observer Book of Common Fungi | Recycled Paper, Reclaimed Fabric, Wire and Thread | 32cm x 32cm | 2017.

The Observer Book of Common Fungi / mushrooms, paper sculpture by artist Kate Kato | Kasasagi

The Observer Book of Common Fungi (Detail) | Recycled Paper, Reclaimed Fabric, Wire and Thread | 32cm x 32cm | 2017.

The Observer Book of Common Fungi / mushrooms, paper sculpture by artist Kate Kato | Kasasagi

The Observer Book of Common Fungi | Recycled Paper, Reclaimed Fabric, Wire and Thread | 32cm x 32cm | 2017.

The Observer Book of British Wild Flowers, paper sculpture by artist Kate Kato | Kasasagi

The Observer Book of British Wild Flowers | Recycled Paper, Wire and Thread | 32cm x 32cm | 2017.

The Observer Book of British Wild Flowers, paper sculpture by artist Kate Kato | Kasasagi

The Observer Book of British Wild Flowers (Detail) | Recycled Paper, Reclaimed Fabric, Wire and Thread | 32cm x 32cm | 2017.

The Observer Book of British Wild Flowers, paper sculpture by artist Kate Kato | Kasasagi

The Observer Book of British Wild Flowers (Detail) | Recycled Paper, Reclaimed Fabric. Wire and Thread | 32cm x 32cm | 2017.