Seiko Kato finds inspiration in Victorian medical books and drawings, and in encyclopaedias. She builds fantastic collages, which are epic in their details and intricacies, and often floral and decorative with an undertone of the macabre. I love her arrangements and the themes she works with, like here in a piece forming the character “Hana”, meaning flower in her native language, Japanese.
While her collages stand alone quite strongly enough, Keiko is a versatile artist and works across a range of disciplines. Take a peek at her site for some of her sculptural, textile, and drawing work.
© Seiko Kato, 2011.