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Chinese artist makes dead leaves live forever through unique carving skill

Chinese artist makes dead leaves live forever through unique carving skill

Chinese artist makes dead leaves live forever through unique carving skill
December 29
22:56 2018

Lei Ting, a young woman from Yushan County in the Chinese Jiangxi Province, carves delicate artworks on fallen leaves using a craft knife.

As a fashion stylist who never studied painting or sculpture before, Lei learned the unique skill of leaf-carving through self-study, after finding a unique pattern in a fallen leaf eaten by worms years ago.

“It's very complicated to make a carved leaf. The selected leaf needs dozens of processes like dipping, trimming, kneading and many artistic skills like painting and paper-cutting. It takes several months to finish one single leaf-carving artwork,” said Ting, explaining the challenges of her artwork.

In addition to traditional patterns, Lei plans to create a comic strip on a series of leaves and tell stories through this special carving art.

(Source: Ruptly) 

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