This is a carved leaf, an actual leaf. Our customer brought in a set of two
beautifully carved leaves. I had 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. I learned about a new art form this week
and that is amazing.