Tree leaves cut with a scalpel

Título: Tree leaves cut with a scalpel

Resumo: 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. My geometric or figurative designs mostly come from my innate observation of nature and the personal metamorphosis I have gone through in recent years.

Using a natural element as a plant leaf is, made me realize that maybe I was facing the opportunity to reflect my respect for the environment. Personally, my life has always been linked in one way or another to nature. My fascination with animals and plants developed my curiosity towards them, seeing them as an indispensable part of our life. On the other hand my love of the mountains made me realize how insignificant and important we are at a time, in this great game of life. For me a plant is a complex mechanism of energy synthesis, and a simple leaf hides mysteries that only time will reveal.

And thinking about the importance of ecosystems, where the tree is about what turns a lot of species and therefore must be taken care of, I try to keep in mind the following phrase:

“The environment is one of the essential parts of a living being.” (Jorge Wagensberg)

Autor: Lorenzo M. Durán, 1969, Cáceres, Spain.