lorenzo duran leaf art
lorenzo duran leaf art lorenzo duran leaf art
jul 14, 2011

lorenzo duran leaf art

lorenzo duran leaf art above, ‘ciervos’ by lorenzo duranall images courtesy of lorenzo duran

spanish artist lorenzo duran uses leaves as the canvas for his cutaway art. the intricate art pieces are handcrafted by duran using leaves he finds in nature. after washing and drying the leaf, he carefully cuts away segments in a technique akin to those of traditional spanish picado, chinese jianzhi, german scherenschnitte, or swiss papercutting.






‘hoja nº16’



‘hoja nº11’



‘hoja nº9’ (left) —  ‘hoja nº8’ (right)








  • stunning!

    kent gration says:
  • amazing

    tony says:
  • Poetic, beautiful, excellent! Great techniques, so delicate… wow!!

    Dario says:
  • so much cheesy kitsch

    nicey says:
  • No nice, nicey — mostly beautiful stuff, especially the patterns and designs. And the heartbreaking tree of the same species as the leaf. Ah, the ephemeral nature of true art, the art so rarely made of true nature.

    Mort d'Urban says:

    MODERNDESIGN2120 says:
  • These are lovely, and I am just thinking about how DIFFICULT it must be to make such fine and close-together cuts in a leaf! Try even cutting a straight line in a leaf when it’s dried– it splinters everywhere! A little less I guess when they are stored in a book or something to dry so flat, which he must be doing, but still….! I love the designs but even just for the technical skill this is incredible. I wonder if there is something special in his drying process he does, there must be?

    aria says:
  • The “cheesy kitsch”, lowbrow art movement has taken over the spaces where that high hat stuff used to hang, all stiff & dull & dead to the senses. I’m happy to be delighted and not bored, moved in deeper ways than intellectual.

    IntuitiveIkey says:
  • How can one purchase these pieces of art?

    [email protected]

    Larry Cox says:
  • It’s awesome.. he could have used lazer cutting as a technique to get neat and sharp cuts.

    Sid says:
  • Artesano…

    Cheli says:
  • You are incredible! Saw your connection to GoCarrGo. Good luck!

    Ruthanne F.Bauerle [email protected] says:
  • GASP! This is cool! 😀

    hael81 says:
  • Amazing Art..!!

    Rachana Saurabh says:
  • gorjours

    boongboongc says:
  • To Nice´s acid comment… can you draw an “o” with a glass?

    Lilix says:
  • Awesome art!

    Nora says:
  • This art is amazing ! Ive never seen or thought about this medium. BRAVO!! lOVE IT THANKS FOR BRINGING THE ART TO THE PEOPLE.YOU ROK

    jjoshua lacroix says:
  • Amazing!!!

    Ramesh says:
  • Amazing..And AWESOME!! How can one purchase one of your pieces?

    tINA says:

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