Something We Have Never Seen Before…

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This is a carved leaf, an actual leaf. Our customer brought in a set of two beautifully carved leaves. I┬áhad to find out more about them. I looked on the internet and discovered Chinese leaf carving. It’s an amazing art form that involves heat, alchemy and extreme precision. The video I watched showed people creating these beautiful scenes with needles. They held the prepared leaves up to the light and pierced in between the tiniest veins to create the image. I love that even in my 30th year of framing I’m still awed by the things we get to see. …

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