Lorenzo Duran Silva: leaf art

Lorenzo Durán Silva is a self-taught Spanish artist. One day, after observing a caterpillar eating a leaf he begin a series of what he calls “cut-plant leaves”. He collects different leaves in his garden and parks, (sycamore, black poplar, walnut, elm, mulberry) then spends weeks or sometimes months transforming them into works of art. He painstakingly cuts shapes using an ancient Chinese paper cutting technique. Before cutting them, he drys and molds them so they will preserve their shape.
He uses components from nature that help him complete his ideas and believes that each object in nature has imprinted in its self, art in its purest form. The colors of a butterfly, mineral glass, a majestic tree, are forms of art that delights the senses, and for him nature is a wonderful way to experience creativity.