Unusual Art Part One: Leaf Carvings

top chinese artist A new art form emerging out of China. Creating these leaf carvings is no easy process, taking the delicate precision from a skilled artisan. With a knife, the leaf is slowly scraped of its outer layers, eventually revealing a near transparent surface. Special care is given to keep the veins intact to preserve the stability of the leaf.

Artists prefer using the leaves of the Chinar tree, native to India, Pakistan, and China. Resembling maple leaves, the distribution of veins in the Chinar leaves are the best suited for sculpting–and they are considered ‘lucky’ in Chinese tradition.

The process of producing a single leaf carving is said to take months of careful work. When the artwork is finished, the leaves are then preserved and framed–ensuring that they will last for decades.

The music is Osmosis by Liquid Tension Experiment.

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9 Responses to “Unusual Art Part One: Leaf Carvings”

  1. FANTASIROSS says:

    GOOD MORNING MADAM …
    GOOD MORNING MADAM, I D’ONT SPEAK ENGLISH.

    HOW DID YOU KEEP THE LEAF AD FLAT.

    THANK YOU FROM ITALY FANTASIROSS

  2. Artistically13 says:

    Amazing indeed, …
    Amazing indeed, goes to show art emerges from just about anywhere :)

  3. hldx9 says:

    @KenishaPat1 Hey, …
    @KenishaPat1 Hey, glad you like it! I’m amazed how many views it’s gotten.

  4. KenishaPat1 says:

    This was mentioned …
    This was mentioned to me by way of my onlie school the Ai. This is the neatest thing I ever saw! what a FANTASTIC skill!!

  5. CollateralTimbre says:

    bas releaf!–now …
    bas releaf!–now the picture is complete. I heard on NPR a few years ago a street musician playing a single leaf with true musical accomplishment & timbral finesse. Elegant genius with unlikely media–gotta hand it to us humans. And the shape of these leaves is perfect nano-canvas. Wonder what they’d SOUND like.

  6. akruti1986 says:

    nice music n …
    nice music n fantastic carvings……

  7. Bpers2001 says:

    Amazing talent. …
    Amazing talent. Thanks for sharing.

  8. hldx9 says:

    @raphaelbrj Thanks! …
    @raphaelbrj Thanks! It’s called Osmosis by Liquid Tension Experiment (a side project by members of Dream Theater)

  9. raphaelbrj says:

    AWESOME!

    What’s …
    AWESOME!

    What’s the name of the music u used?

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