Masterpieces can be created not only in the paper. This fact is proved by Spanish artist Lorenzo Duran. He brings unusual creativity - creates a unique patterns on simple leaves. He started with oil painting, but soon he was inspired by caterpillar that was eating a leaf. This prompted him to try leaf cutting with a scalpel.
See photos in full sizeLorenzo invented his own technique of cutting and after completing full exhibit he shared his art with Internet.
See photos in full sizeCarved leaves - an incredibly tedious and delicate work, where the most important human qualities are perseverance, patience and accuracy. Lorenzo Duran literally breathes new life into the leaves, creating a fabulous lace patterns, animals and different characters.
See photos in full sizeBefore the artist's tool touches the leaves, they must be carefully prepared. First of all leaves have to be well dried, treated with boiling water and dried again under pressure. After all these stages the artist can begin to create artworks.
See photos in full sizeThe artist was inspired by the ancient art of kirigami - carving paper. But when he gained experience, he decided that it was not enough. Then his eyes fell on the leaves, which turn into masterpieces in the hands of Lorenzo.
See photos in full sizeThe artist has a site where you have the opportunity to get acquainted with his biography and other works, which can be purchased for personal collection or as a souvenir.
See photos in full sizeTo create a picture on a leaf, firstly, the artist makes sketches of the future drawing on a sheet of simple paper, and then puts it on the sketch, than cuts the picture using special sharps. To put the finishing touches that turn the unfinished sketch into a picture, Lorenzo uses a magnifying glass. This stage is the most crucial and time-consuming, because if you make at least one awkward movement - the picture will be deteriorated once and for all.
See photos in full sizeThe artist admits that he repeatedly appeared the thought to give up and just back to the easel, but those unique feelings while working with the leaves completely discourage his desire to do something usual.
See photos in full sizeJewelry artist's work interested a huge number of people around the world. This is not surprising, because Lorenzo Duran is the only person who is professionally engaged in artistic leaves cutting.
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