About Me.

The sculptures I make explore the contrast between strength and fragility in the use of natural elements, found objects, and butterflies.

 

The toughness of manzanita, the delicacy of translucent wings - elements such as these are combined to create beautiful and lasting tableaux of otherwise fleeting moments.

 

...or, maybe, they're just cool-looking.

 
 
Butterflies and Skull with Gold Leaf Antler - Tabletop

Butterflies and Skull with Gold Leaf Antler - Tabletop

Katie Flaherty 20"x15"x15" Glass cloche dome on wooden circular base

Monarchs on Black - Framed

Monarchs on Black - Framed

Katie Flaherty 12"x12"x2"

Purple Spotted Swallowtails on Female Bust - Tabletop

Purple Spotted Swallowtails on Female Bust - Tabletop

Katie Flaherty 15"x15"x10" Glass cloche dome on wooden circular base

Kaleidoscope 5 - Framed

Kaleidoscope 5 - Framed

Katie Flaherty 12"x12"x2" Includes 4 obsidian replica arrowheads and piece of orange amethyst at the center.

Chakra Butterflies on Crystal Base - Tabletop

Chakra Butterflies on Crystal Base - Tabletop

Katie Flaherty 15"x15"x10" Glass cloche dome on wooden circular base

Pearl Morphos in Flight - Framed

Pearl Morphos in Flight - Framed

Katie Flaherty 12"x12"x2"

Handholding Black and Gold - Tabl

Handholding Black and Gold - Tabl

Katie Flaherty 15"x15"x10" Glass cloche dome on wooden circular base

Kaleidoscope 6 - Framed

Kaleidoscope 6 - Framed

Katie Flaherty 12"x12"x2" Includes 5 pieces of iridescent bismuth.

Swordtails on Antler - Tabletop

Swordtails on Antler - Tabletop

Katie Flaherty 15"x15"x10" Glass cloche dome on wooden circular base

Numberwings - Framed

Numberwings - Framed

Katie Flaherty 12"x12"x2"

Moths on Driftwood - Tabletop

Moths on Driftwood - Tabletop

Katie Flaherty 15"x15"x10" Glass cloche dome on wooden circular base

Kaleidoscope 7 - Framed

Kaleidoscope 7 - Framed

Katie Flaherty 12"x12"x2" Beetles are mounted on shiny black patent leather.

Butterflies with Gold Leaf Skull - Tabletop

Butterflies with Gold Leaf Skull - Tabletop

Katie Flaherty 15"x15"x10" Glass cloche dome on wooden circular base

Blue Beetle Spiral - Framed

Blue Beetle Spiral - Framed

Katie Flaherty 12"x12"x2"

Blue's Hues - Tabletop

Blue's Hues - Tabletop

Katie Flaherty 15"x15"x10" Glass cloche dome on wooden circular base

Aega Blue Morphos on Tan Leather - Framed

Aega Blue Morphos on Tan Leather - Framed

Katie Flaherty 12"x12"x2"

Large Centerpiece - Tabletop

Large Centerpiece - Tabletop

Katie Flaherty 15"x15"x10" Glass cloche dome on wooden circular base

Rainbow - Framed

Rainbow - Framed

Katie Flaherty 21"x21"x2" Custom built frame with 78%UV ArtGlass

Rice Paper Butterflies on Silver Branch - Tabletop

Rice Paper Butterflies on Silver Branch - Tabletop

Katie Flaherty 15"x15"x10" Glass cloche dome on wooden circular base

Sunset Moths - Framed

Sunset Moths - Framed

Katie Flaherty 21"x21"x2" Custom built frame with 78%UV ArtGlass

Numberwings on Bottle - Tabletop

Numberwings on Bottle - Tabletop

Katie Flaherty 15"x15"x10" Glass cloche dome on wooden circular base

Kaleidoscope 3 - Framed

Kaleidoscope 3 - Framed

Katie Flaherty 21"x21"x2" Custom built frame with 78%UV ArtGlass

Bouquet 3 Centerpiece - Tabletop

Bouquet 3 Centerpiece - Tabletop

Katie Flaherty 15"x15"x10" Glass cloche dome on wooden circular base

Red Gliders on Gold Branch 1 of 3 - Framed Set

Red Gliders on Gold Branch 1 of 3 - Framed Set

Katie Flaherty 12"x12"x2" Note: Priced individually, but part of a triptych ($1200 for all three)

Red Gliders on Gold Branch 3 of 3 - Framed Set

Red Gliders on Gold Branch 3 of 3 - Framed Set

Katie Flaherty 12"x12"x2" Note: Priced individually, but part of a triptych ($1200 for all three)

Red Gliders on Gold Branch 2 of 3 - Framed Set

Red Gliders on Gold Branch 2 of 3 - Framed Set

Katie Flaherty 12"x12"x2" Note: Priced individually, but part of a triptych ($1200 for all three).

Yellow Dragonflies with Beetles - Framed

Yellow Dragonflies with Beetles - Framed

Katie Flaherty 21"x21"x2" Custom built frame with 78%UV ArtGlass

Geometric Insects - Framed

Geometric Insects - Framed

Katie Flaherty 21"x21"x2" Custom built frame with 78%UV ArtGlass

Monarchs In Flight - Framed

Monarchs In Flight - Framed

Katie Flaherty 21"x21"x2" Custom built frame with 78%UV ArtGlass

Blue Morphos and Red Scarabs - Framed

Blue Morphos and Red Scarabs - Framed

Katie Flaherty 21"x21"x2" Custom built frame with 78%UV ArtGlass

Kaleidoscope 4 - Framed

Kaleidoscope 4 - Framed

Katie Flaherty 21"x21"x2" Custom built frame with 78%UV ArtGlass

Custom Jars | Victorian House Reno

Custom Jars | Victorian House Reno

Katie Flaherty (Sold) Assorted butterflies | vintage inspired apothecary jars

Blue Lantern - Dietz Monarch

Blue Lantern - Dietz Monarch

Katie Flaherty (Sold) Red Glider butterflies | Calypos butterflies | vintage railroad lantern (photo by Jessica Tom)

Hanging Pendant

Hanging Pendant

Katie Flaherty (Sold) 8"x3"x3" Domed cylindrical glass Can be hung or sit tabletop (photo by Jessica Tom)

Small Centerpiece

Small Centerpiece

Katie Flaherty (Sold) 10"x5"x5" Domed cloche glass on wood base (photo by Jessica Tom)

Hanging Pendant (sitting)

Hanging Pendant (sitting)

African Monarch butterflies

Frosted Medium Centerpiece

Frosted Medium Centerpiece

Katie Flaherty (Sold) 14"x8"x8" Rustic Wedding Centerpiece Asheville, NC (Photo by: Izzy Hudgins Photography)

Large Centerpiece - Tabletop

Large Centerpiece - Tabletop

Katie Flaherty (2014) (Sold) 15"x10"x10" Glass cloche dome on wooden circular base Commissioned piece NoMad Hotel, NYC

Large Centerpiece - Tabletop

Large Centerpiece - Tabletop

Katie Flaherty (Sold) 15"x10"x10" Rustic Wedding Centerpiece Asheville, NC Glass cloche dome on wooden circular base (Photo by: Izzy Hudgins Photography)

Large Centerpiece - Tabletop

Large Centerpiece - Tabletop

Katie Flaherty (Sold) 15"x10"x10" Rustic Wedding Centerpiece Asheville, NC Glass cloche dome on wooden circular base (Photo by: Izzy Hudgins Photography)

 

 By way of Colorado, Cincinnati, Chicago, and Charlotte, I have found my home in New York City.  

 

I am a creative extrovert who loves nature & city life in equal measure, and I have found that my chosen borough of Brooklyn satisfies the draw to both! 

 

There is a church in my neighborhood that is over 130 years old. This is not particularly old for a church in New York, but I notice this one as I walk by it every day. Its peak, like several other churches on the same street, has been clipped off over the years.  A clobbering from a crashing plane and a tornado are two of the more dramatic forces it has endured.  But endured it has.  And on the tip top of one of the blunted spires, grows a tree.

 

It gives me a great sense of comfort that the city and nature coexist in this way. This got me thinking of all the ephemeral moments that, if we could just press "pause", we could really cherish.  

 

My hope is that each of my sculptures captures that moment in time.

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Photo by: Izzy Hudgins Photography