Kate Kato repurposed the popular Observer's Book series to include lovely paper sculptures of each book's subject. Above is The Observer's Book of Fungi.
Below: The Observer's Book of British Wild Flowers.
Kate's work is currently on display at Thompson's Galleries in Aldeburgh:
Born and raised in Bristol, Kate completed her BA in Graphic Design at the University of the West of England in 2006. During her degree Kate had focused on book making and print, developing skills in book binding, type setting and screen printing. She explored ideas of narrative and alternative ways of presenting stories and books, working intensively with paper. After graduating she worked as a photographer and freelance graphic designer, photographing people and places and creating printed designs for branding and marketing.
Eventually leaving the industry and moving to the quiet countryside of the Welsh Boarders with her family, Kate took the opportunity to continue working with paper but develop her practise in a different and more personal direction. Kate now lives and works just outside the Welsh town of Hay-on-Wye and has exhibited her work nationally and internationally, her first exhibition being the 'Prize Exhibition' at the RBSA Gallery, Birmingham, in 2015. Kate has work in public and private collections around the world and in 2016 became an Emerge member of the Design Factory and won a 'Merit' award for her work at the Arts and Crafts Design Awards.
She has lots more fun stuff on her Instagram.
After nearly 2 years in a touring exhibition this piece has finally come back to me and will soon be reunited with its owner! It was made from an old Law Encyclopedia listing all the British Laws relevant to the Environment and Public Health. I filled it will little plants, creatures and fungi that help protect our environment, fight pollution and provide us with medicines to keep us well.
• Kate Kato (through January 7) via Thompson's Gallery