Sometimes, you take things for granted. You don’t mean to, but it happens. And sometimes, it takes someone with a unique perspective on things to make you see the beauty you might have been missing.
One such artist is Omid Asadi. One day, he realized that fallen autumn leaves were truly beautiful and fascinating, but it seemed that no one else had noticed this, and continued walking right over them.
So he decided to make people notice these fragile pieces of nature.
Turning natural objects into art helps us see them in a new way. Instead of just seeing them as leaves, we can appreciate their colors, shapes, and textures when their context is changed.
While some artists use leaves and flowers to build incredible scenes, Omid uses his leaves the way anotherartist might use a canvas.
And instead of building up an image, he actually creates by carving away. Using an X-Acto knife and a delicate touch, he creates cut-out artwork right out of the leaf. And it’s amazing!
Take a look at some of the leaves he’s embellished below, and you might start seeing leaves a little differently![H/T: BoredPanda]