We have already featured some beautiful cut-away leaf art by Lorenzo Duran before, and now I came a cross a very similar ad campaign by Legas Delaney for Plant for the Planet. The aim of the campaign was to show leaf’s ability to absorb CO2. At first I thought the idea of leaf cutting was borrowed from Duran, however after looking at the credits I realized that the artist was actually working on this campaign.
As we mentioned before, Lorenzo Duran was originally inspired by the old paper-cutting techniques of Chinese and Japanese, and later decided to apply them on leaves. The artist finds the perfect leaf and then washes, dries, molds and gently cuts away at it until he makes his incredible delicate art. It requires a lot of patience and it’s easy to lose days of work in an instant, because fragile leaves can break right at the end.