Monday, October 24, 2011

Unbeleafable!



What can I say about this art?  Nothing that you can't figure out yourself by looking at it.  I found this photo at designaside.com   and then I went to the artist's website, where you can see a lot more examples.  His name is Lorenzo Duran.  I learned you can buy a leaf.  The prices?  Here's what the artist's website says:

HE DECIDIDO NO PONERLE YO EL PRECIO A MI OBRA, SINO QUE LO HAGA USTED.

(I HAVE DECIDED NOT TO PUT PRICE ON MY WORK, BUT LET YOU DO IT)

Puede ver más detalles sobre esto haciendo clic aquí.

His page about how and why he does this is both in Spanish and English and tells us:

The entire process is: picking the leaves, washing, drying, pressing, and cutting. While they are in the press, I sketch out the drawing, which I attach to the leaf before starting to cut it. At the end, I peel it off, and this last step is the most delicate of all because the leaf is fragile and days of work can be ruined in just moments. 






 I think this work is pretty amazing, but it also seemed familiar.  And then I remembered at picture we received as a gift in India that was made from a kind of palm leaf if I recall correctly.  Here's a part of it.  






Without such talent myself, I have to be content with the natural leaves growing outside my window.

3 comments:

  1. How stunning!

    And what an amazing way to place value on your own work - to have those viewing it put a price on it.

    I hope he sells well.

    M in BET

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  2. In Hungary this attitude would lead to bankrupcy. There was an experiment with a water machine. You could buy water from the machine and you decided the price. People barely paid despite it was mentioned that the money goes for charity purposes.

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