With the growing fascination in unconventional canvas choices, it comes as no surprise that we’re seeing leaves used in a number of interesting ways. In July we featured Lorenzo Duran, a talented artist who’s able to cut away leaves to produce beautiful images.
Vietnamese-born photographer and artist Binh Danh prints on leaves to create striking art. Called Chlorophyll Printing, they’re made by placing a negative of a photo on the leaf, which is then exposed to sunlight over a period of time. The pigments of the plant will darken, which results in a wonderful, ghostly portrait.
Danh's inspiration and work revolve around his Vietnamese heritage, especially in war and death. The focus is on loss and mortality that leaves us with a connection to the natural world.