Spanish-born artist Lorenzo Duran creates intricately beautiful carvings of animals, landscapes and other amazing images by delicately carving leaves of different shapes and sizes. The idea of creating leaf art came to him when he witnessed a caterpillar eating a leaf. To prevent damaging the leaves while completing his pieces, Duran uses a surgical scalpel to shape the image and a dental pointed devise to remove the unwanted cut pieces. You can find more of his work on his website.
Artist Gavin Worth never attended art school, and in his spare time has nurtured a lifelong obsession with drawing, painting, and wire sculpture. Via his website:
By bending black wire into something of freestanding line drawings, I create sculptures that engage the viewer by involving them in their subtle changes…My wire sculptures tell stories of simple human moments: a woman adjusting her hair, a face gazing from behind tightly wrapped arms, a mother gently cradling her baby. The honest, unguarded moments are the ones that I find to be the most beautiful.
He was even recently commissioned by Tiffany & Co. to help design and create wire sculpture pieces for their 2013 Valentine’s Day window displays. Using a mythological theme, he created nearly 30 pieces out of silver, copper, and steel wire (pictures 6 & 7).