These Intricate Sculptures Were Inspired by Botanical Illustrations

By: Mishal Omar - Sep 26, 2016
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The botanical paper sculptures Kate Kato creates are so intricate in detail that from afar, they almost look like the real thing.

The artistic sculptures are each made from recycled materials and natural dyes and will soon be on display at the Confluence Gallery in Washington for a limited time. The sculptures clearly show the artist's love for all things natural, being inspired by traditional botanical illustrations that can be found in textbooks. Although made from paper, the three-dimensional quality of the art makes the pieces almost lifelike. The botanical sculptures include everything from butterflies and beetles to mushrooms, flowers and bees.

These paper sculptures work to create a unique representation of the real world in a way that is likely to appeal to many.