Frugivore and nectarivore birds are most diverse in the tropics where fruit and flowers are available the whole year round. Such birds provide an irreplaceable function to the ecosystem by enabling seed dispersal and pollination for plants which may have co-evolved to become their food source. Plants may have evolved brightly-coloured fruits and flowers to be attractive to dispersers and pollinators, but usually only the male birds are more colourful or ornamented to become more attractive to females!
Kat Casapao used to go for long walks with her aunt, a nature enthusiast, and talk about birds, butterflies and trees. Living here in Singapore and observing the local flora and fauna gave her the inspiration to learn more about them, and to immortalize them in paint.
Kathrina Casapao grew up in the province of Laguna in the Philippines and studied at the College of Fine Arts in the University of the Philippines, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Visual Communication. She also served as a photographer for the university’s student paper, the Philippine Collegian. She has worked as a senior graphic designer for MegPac design studio, and became an art director for ABS-CBN Publishing in the Philippines. She moved to Singapore and worked as an associate art director for SPH Magazines. She is now a full-time mother and an independent graphic designer and illustrator.
Her works are inspired by her love of nature, and the beauty that can be found in it. She has been painting birds since 2012. Wings and Wherewithals will be her second solo exhibition here in Singapore.
Venue: Utterly Art Exhibition Space, 20B Mosque Street (Level 3), Singapore 059500
Hours: By appointment only. Tel: 94872006 or 62262605 (Keng Hock)
When: 11 - 28 Jul 2019,
By: Utterly Art