Galley: Lorenzo Duran’s Breathtaking Leaf Art

Considering that we are incapable of cutting even a straight line, we are spellbound by the delicacy of Spanish artist Lorenzo Duran’s work, which we spotted at Designboom. Inspired by the the paper-cutting techniques of Chinese, Swiss and Japanese artists, Duran produces his art by meticulously carving and cutting fallen leaves that he washes and presses. The results are stunning — each piece is a unique creation, featuring intricate geometric shapes or serene scenes of nature. After the jump, check out some of Duran’s amazing cut-away leaf pieces and be sure to head to his personal blog, Natura y Arte, for more.

Lorenzo Duran, Hoja 020. All images via Natura y Arte

Lorenzo Duran, Hoja 022

Lorenzo Duran, Hoja 017

Lorenzo Duran, Hoja 021

Lorenzo Duran, Hoja 023

Lorenzo Duran, Hoja 010

Lorenzo Duran, Hoja 011

Lorenzo Duran, Hoja 015

Lorenzo Duran, Hoja 016

Lorenzo Duran, Hoja 007