Malaysia-based freelance graphic designer Tang Chiew Ling has launched a personal project known as Object Art: 1 that combines two-dimensional illustrations and actual leaves to produce lovely little slices of life. Her tiny silhouettes of people playfully interact with the carefully positioned foliage to create some truly spirited and charming images.
The series draws inspiration from subtle yet resounding moments in life. From scenes of childhood memories of frolicking in fields and romantic nights walking in the rain, Ling captures emotions that leap off the page and into the viewer’s heart. Even the images of daring activities communicate recognizable sentiments. Whether you’ve gone parasailing or not, there’s a sense of summery adventure with a leaf cleverly serving as the parachute. Ultimately, the artist says she uses “inconspicuous/unattractive leaves to create fun, hope and happiness.”