Kathryn Bondy is a botanical artist, and the founder of Golden Age Botanicals.
Golden Age Botanicals expresses the ways we use the natural world as a language of connection, through stunningly lifelike handmade botanical keepsakes.
We let nature speak for us when words seem to fail: we send flowers as a kindness, fruit becomes historical metaphor, insects are reminders of loved ones. These are our own stories about who we are, who we love, what we want to remember, and what matters to us. By adapting the languages of flowers, fruit, plants and insects, we can tell those stories in new ways, as an allegory about who we are and what we can become.
Kathryn creates these botanical keepsakes by hand, in faithful realism, with refined techniques developed over many years. Every element is made using a material that captures the essence of the example that nature provides. Crepe paper is often dyed by hand, wire is delicately shaped, and petals and leaves are sculpted and curved just-so, creating pieces that are rooted in beauty and offer a quiet study of nature's wonder.
Golden Age pieces aim to capture the beauty of the natural world in fine detail, acting with deep devotion to the ongoing telling of your story — whatever it may be.
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