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.