Kate Kato’s Papercut Wildlife Sculptures

Botanical paper artist Kate Kato has been utilizing found and recycled paper to build intricate all-natural dioramas. A buzzing hive of bees makes a house in a matchbox books are overgrown with newspaper contaminants and colorful wildflowers, and a shadow box is full of beetles and butterflies. Rather than striving for precise scientific replication, Kato enables the material to reveal through, lending a spirit of whimsy that is handcrafted to her work. Some of the pieces found here can be bought via Etsy. Also, you can explore more of the Wales-based artist's work on Facebook, and Instagram.