Leaf Beast is a project by Japanese artist Baku Maeda who seemingly brings dead leaves back to life and created beautifully simple animal sculptures out of them. Taking advantage of the warped shape and vein structure of dried magnolia leaves, Maeda made only minimal cuts to create each piece. Really simple yet elegant creation. Click here to see his full series: part 1 and part 2.
UK based artist Omid Asadi created below stunning leaf artworks with a craft knife and a needle. Using delicate cutting techniques, he successfully created these intricate cuttings depict beautiful animals and iconic celebrities, such as Che Guevara and John Lennon. According to Asadi, he always tries to create pieces with a message, not just beautiful art. Take a look at our some of his collection below and find more on Asadi’s facebook.
Using leaves as art medium isn’t that unusual these days, we have featured many amaizing leaf art on our site. However, stitched leaves presented in this post, is something we have never seen before. Created by artist Hillary Fayle, a student of embroidery, who cut and embroidered leaves exquisite and delicate decorative patterns. As fragile as leaves, you can imagine how many efforts need to be put on those astounding stitched leaved. Check more of Fayle’s work on her website.
Lorenzo Durán is a self-taught artist currently lives and works in Guadalajara, Spain. There are carvers with their wood, sculptors who labor over a piece of wood, and Lorenzo use leaves as a medium of artistic impression. Lorenzo picks the perfect leaf and then washes, dries, molds and gently cuts away at it until he makes beautiful art. It’s an interesting technique based on paper-cutting in China, Japan, Germany and Switzerland. Consider how fragile and crumbly dried leaves are, mad skills and patience are essential to create any of works below. [source]