Art Carved into Leaves

Face and birds cut from a real leaf.


Patience. Dexterity. Skill.

Just three words that come to mind when you see these amazing pieces of art. Using real, natural leaves and a sharp knife this talented artist creates incredible works of art.

Omid Asadi

Omid Asadi uses a pen knife to cut into a leaf.




Omid Asadi based in Manchester UK painstakingly uses a craft knife and needle to create these delicate images from real leaves collected in the street.

The painstaking cutting can take between a day and a month to complete a single leaf. But as you can see below the results are amazing. The beauty of the natural leaf combined with Omid’s talent is nothing short of breathtaking.


Cheeta carved into a leaf


Two horse drawn carriages carved along the central line of the leaf.


I think this carved leaf below is my favorite… though it’s hard to choose. I love the quirkiness of little people holding onto the seeds as they float away. Omid certainly has more patience than me!



Dandilion flowers carved into a maple leaf and the seeds escape with little people holding on like umberellas.



Lorenzo Manuel Durán

Lorenzo Manuel Durán at work cutting a leaf.

“Inspired by a caterpillar I decided to cut plant leaves the same way as other artists do with paper, that idea captivated my whole mind because it looked like a great opportunity to combine two of my true passions: art and nature.”


Portrait in a leafIntricate circular mandala cut into the leafQuirky girl with leaves and flowers as hair cut into a leaf


You will have to agree that Spanish artist Lorenzo Duran’s work is amazing. His leaf cuts are surgical precision to create the detailed landscapes and intricate symbols he is know for.

Lin Na

Lin Na a Chinese artist, demonstrates her leaf carving process.  Once her chosen leaf is washed and dried, she sketches on the leaf and then starts cutting.


Carving a leaf using a scalpel to remove the outer layer.

And here is the finished leaf.

The completed leaf.



Owen Mortensen


Two leaves side by side, one has a round circle of out leaf removed the other has the opposite removed.

Love, love, love the geometric shapes by Owen Mortensen.

His preferred leaf is that of the Sycamore and so this S3 series stands for Selectively Skeletonized Sycamores. He cuts away the outer skin of the leaf with his own S3 process and then gently overlaps leaf edges to produce these seductive collages of the leaves.


Stay Happy

Lisa Jo