Amazing Leaf Art

Spanish-born artist Lorenzo Duran creates intricately beautiful carvings of animals, landscapes and other amazing images by delicately carving leaves of different shapes and sizes. The idea of creating leaf art came to him when he witnessed a caterpillar eating a leaf. To prevent damaging the leaves while completing his pieces, Duran uses a surgical scalpel to shape the image and a dental pointed devise to remove the unwanted cut pieces. You can find more of his work on his website.

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Carved Leaf Arts by Lorenzo Duran Silvan

Inspired by the patterns in leaves left by very hungry caterpillars, Lorenzo collects the fallen foliage from his backyard and sketches designs on them before meticulously cutting them out with a pointy object, taking anywhere from a week on each design to two months.

Artist: Website (via: Daily Mail / Faith is Torment)


Leaf Carving Art

The process of carving is performed by artists using tools to carefully remove the surface without cutting or removing the veins. The veins add detail into the subject matter of the carving. The material or most common leaf used in leaf carving is the leaf of a Chinar tree. The Chinar tree is native to India, Pakistan and China. Chinar leaves have a close resemblance to maple leaves. Check more out at LongalCraft.com.


Inspired by watching a caterpillar munching away on a leaf, Spanish artist Lorenzo Duran Manuel Silva painstakingly transforms dried leaves into delicate works of art.

"By studying various techniques by the Japanese and Germans, as well working at his craft, Silva is able to make his creations stand out."

Lorenzo carefully cuts away sections of the leaves, creating enchanting scenes, silhouettes, intricate geometric patterns, or even negative images.

Visit Design Taxi to view more examples of Lorenzo’s awesome leaves.