Leaf Cut Art by Lorenzo Durán

Leaf Cut Art by Lorenzo Durán

Michelle Chin
Aug 3, 2011

There is something incredibly magical about these tiny pieces of art, painstakingly hand cut using delicate leaves instead of paper. It would be easy to think these are lasercut, due to their amazing intricacy, but there's no way leaves would fare so well if they weren't cut by hand.

Lorenzo chooses the perfect leaf, cleans, drys and molds it before he starts the delicate cutting process. His techniques are based on historical studies of paper cutting in China, Japan, Germany, and Switzerland.

Further reading: Leaf Cut Art by Lorenzo Durán at My Modern Met

(Images: Lorenzo Durán)

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