A visual arts blog that focuses on everything that makes our world strange and beautiful.
From a simple leaf, an intricate masterpiece is born
Fri, Aug 08, 2014 at 09:00 AM
All photos courtesy Lorenzo M. Durán
While many would view a pile of leaves as, well, just a pile of leaves, Spanish artist Lorenzo Manuel Durán imagines the artistic potential in even the most ordinary of leaves.
Originally an oil painter, Durán became inspired to make his delicate sculptures after observing a caterpillar chomping its way through a leaf. His fragile, intricate works of art are created using a surgical scalpel and a whole lot of patience and care. Most of the leaves used are sourced from near his home in Cáceres, Spain.
To see more of this exquisite work, continue below or visit Durán's website.
* * *
Related content on MNN:
Want to see more great photos? Check out MNN’s photo blog