Happy Halloween, dear blog readers! In celebration of this holiday of scariness, I’m featuring several spooky but excellent carnivorous art prints for you to enjoy!
These are done by Kate O’Hara, an artist from Reno, Nevada. Kate uses many different elements from nature in her work, and not always the pretty elements! She portrays them in such a beautiful way though, that her work is not only pleasing to view, it’s also a bit haunting and unsettling.
Initially, I only noticed the last piece, Carnivorous Bouquet, when browsing carnivorous plant art since they’re the main focal point. When browsing Kate’s work again, I noticed how she used carnivores in more subtle ways. Even Heliamphora are hard to notice when you’re looking at a giant mosquito and a heart inside a balloon!
Kate’s artwork is dreamy, with a splash of nightmare and whimsy. I feel her work touches on areas of the human psyche that we are fascinated by, but can’t express in words or images that exist in real life. But they’re universal, identifiable to everyone. I think at some point, everyone has felt their heart was fragile as a balloon, and maybe felt someone else preyed upon it like a mosquito. Check me out, being the armchair psychologist!
It’s time to start thinking about holiday gifting! Need more ideas for fellow carnivorous plant lovers in your life? Check out books, gifts and other merchandise here, just in case you don’t want to give someone a live plant in the middle of winter. 😉
Have a happy and safe Halloween everyone! I’ll see you in November.