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Scenes of Life Captured Through Storytelling Leaves

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.”

Tang Chiew Ling on Behance
via [Faith is Torment]


Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at major TV, film, and publishing companies as well as other independent media businesses. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies, reading, crafting, drawing, and volunteering at her local animal shelter.
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