Kathryn Bondy creates stunningly lifelike botanical keepsakes entirely by hand in her Toronto studio. With refined techniques developed over many years, every element is made in faithful realism, 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 is an expression of the ways we use the natural world as a language of connection. 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.

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