Cat Brown



My practice considers the consequences of humankind’s impact on the environment, through the creation of biomorphic forms that address the fragile relationship between plant and human realms. I combine elements of biology and dystopia to warn the viewer of the human desire for beauty that leads to destruction.

In my practice I collage features of the parasitic plant, Rafflesia and human skin, selectively removing sections of the form to expose its delicacy. Through the medium of drawing, I blur the resulting image into a singular physical construct, to create an illusion of a biological structure. The mutated aesthetics represent a potential reality to the viewer, in which these forms could exist. However, the ephemerality of the peeling paper shows the unsustainability of this relationship, portraying damage and impermanence in a way that emulates natural plants.