Precise Leaf Cuttings
Iranian artist Omid Asadi uses delicate cutting techniques to create impressively intricate leaf artworks. The beautiful leaf cuttings depict icons of the past, such as John Lennon and Jimi Hendrix, as well as dreamy abstractions.
“My name is Omid Asadi and I currently live in Manchester, United Kingdom. I created this work with carving and cutting techniques on actual fallen leaves using a craft knife and a needle. I always try to create pieces with a message, not just beautiful art. Some of these messages or ideas come from my world view, poems, stories, global problems and philosophy. I’m also inspired by other artists’ and designers’ works.
Art for me is the way of looking differently to this world and around myself,” writes the artist. “I started to think why nobody paid attention to these beautiful leaves and trod on them, because of their name – if they were called flowers we wouldn’t tread on them at all! I wanted to give the leaves another Life and make art from them.”
Given how fragile dried leaves are, Asadi‘s artworks are truly stunning!