Out Numbered

2017 - Present

I find insects to be fascinating creatures both visually and scientifically. They are so varied in their shapes, colours and textures and the reasons behind these visual traits are incredible and diverse. Figures suggest that for every person on the planet there are 200 million insects, however they appear to be in decline with more species becoming endangered every year. Whilst we often believe them to be annoying or scary, each species has its own niche in the world and a job that is vital to the survival of their (and our) eco-system. 

It is discovering more about the Insect Kingdom that has led me to begin documenting them, researching each species and trying to capture their detail in paper. This is an ongoing project which has led me to create over 200 different species so far.

Paper insect collection, entomolody display, bugs and butterflies by artist Kate Kato | Kasasagi

Part of the Outnumbered Collection | Recycled Paper, Wire and Thread | 60cm x 60cm | 2018.

Paper insect collection, entomolody display, bugs and butterflies by artist Kate Kato | Kasasagi

Untitled | Recycled Paper, Wire and Thread | 30cm x 30cm | 2019.

Paper Emperor Moth by artist Kate Kato | Kasasagi

Emperor Moth (detail) | Recycled Paper, Wire and Thread | 15cm x 10cm | 2019.

Paper Emperor Moth by artist Kate Kato | Kasasagi

Emperor Moth (detail) | Recycled Paper, Wire and Thread | 15cm x 10cm | 2019.

A paper insect Amazon Grasshopper  by artist Kate Kato | Kasasagi

Amazon Grass Hopper | Recycled Paper, Wire and Thread | 24cm x 26cm | 2019.

A paper insect Amazon Grasshopper  by artist Kate Kato | Kasasagi

Amazon Grass Hopper | Recycled Paper, Wire and Thread | 24cm x 26cm | 2019.

Paper insect, monarch butterfly and caterpillars by artist Kate Kato | Kasasagi

Monarch Butterfly & Caterpillars | Recycled Paper, Wire and Thread | 15cm x 15cm | 2019.

Paper insect collection, entomolody display, bugs and butterflies by artist Kate Kato | Kasasagi

Atlas Moth | Recycled Paper, Wire and Thread | 25cm x 25cm | 2019.

Paper insect collection, entomolody display, bugs and butterflies by artist Kate Kato | Kasasagi

Atlas Moth (detail) | Recycled Paper, Wire and Thread | 25cm x 25cm | 2019.

Paper insect collection, entomolody display, bugs and butterflies by artist Kate Kato | Kasasagi

Untitled | Recycled Paper, Wire and Thread | 60cm x 40cm | 2018.

Paper insect collection, entomolody display, bugs and butterflies by artist Kate Kato | Kasasagi

Lucanidae Stag Beetles | Recycled Paper, Wire and Thread | 18cm x 18cm | 2018.

Paper insect collection, entomolody display, bugs and butterflies by artist Kate Kato | Kasasagi

Blue Morpho | Recycled Paper, Wire and Thread | 30cm x 42cm | 2018.

Paper insect collection, entomolody display, bugs and butterflies by artist Kate Kato | Kasasagi

The Order of Insects 263 | Recycled Paper, Wire and Thread | 32cm x 32cm | 2018.

Paper insect collection, entomolody display, bugs and butterflies by artist Kate Kato | Kasasagi

7. Collecting Insects 84 | Recycled Paper, Wire and Thread | 32cm x 32cm | 2017.

Paper insect collection, entomolody display, bugs and butterflies by artist Kate Kato | Kasasagi

Family Sphingidae Herse Convolvuli | Recycled Paper, Reclaimed Fabric, Wire and Thread | 21cm x 32cm | 2017.

Paper insect collection, entomolody display, bugs and butterflies by artist Kate Kato | Kasasagi

Family Sphingidae Herse Convolvuli (detail) | Recycled Paper, Reclaimed Fabric, Wire and Thread | 21cm x 32cm | 2017.