As a conceptual artist, inspired by nature, Kate begins her work with an idea. She shoots many photographs and collages them together, the final photograph incorporating discoveries revealed through the creative process itself. Having realized that nature is rarely pristine but nonetheless beautiful, she does not merely view these landscapes but feels a part of them, and thus incorporates something suggestion of human life in all her pieces.
“I felt attracted to the forest floor, the tree roots and trees were larger than any I had ever seen….it was so easy to sense their connectivity to the sea nearby and the sky above. In 1985, the people of Haida Gwaii stood up to the logging industry of Canada which was harvesting the remaining old growth forests, interlocking their elbows and blocking the logging roads. After many months, they succeeded.”