Utilizing elements of nature, Duran chooses the raw elements of nature to complete his amazingly fragile leaf cuttings. As a child, Duran had always painted an sculpted. In 2008, he became inspired by watching a caterpillar eating a leaf and began using plants as the medium for his line of carefully crafted pieces. Believing that the colors, forms and textures of his canvases are works of art in themselves, he selects each leaf carefully, considering its shape before beginning to remove segments to make an image.
One of Duran’s most recent commissions if for is Leagas Delaney’s project “Plant for the Planet,” a campaign to showcase the leaf’s ability to absorb CO2 and combat climate change.
+ Lorenzo Duran