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Alfred Ng

3 Years Ago

What Should I Call This?

The more I see art created by computer software the more I wanted to go back to the basic. Lately, I am entertaining the idea of making art with the minimum tools and material.
One day, I was looking at the bare trees (it was still winter) outside an idea came to me: leaves!
That time I was working on paper cut on shopping bags and I thought why not try it on leaf. Since there were no leaves anywhere I then remember the bamboo leaves my mother used for the Dragon Boat Festival:
Every year, to celebrate the festival Mother would make sticky rice bundles which fill with meat, peanuts, salted egg yolk and mushroom and wrap them with bamboo leaves.
A short visit to Chinatown and I was able to found some dry bamboo leaves. A big bundle only cost $3.
The cutting actually was not as difficult as I thought. Here are a couple of my results.
Now I ajust not sure what to label this as? Leaf cutting? Paper cut on leaf?

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Phyllis Beiser

3 Years Ago

I am drawing a blank on a title right now but this is absolutely fantastic work!


Janine Riley

3 Years Ago

Bamboo leaf reticulation.

IDK, whatever you are going to call it - it is fabulous.


Alfred Ng

3 Years Ago

Thank you Phyllis, Janine!
I am thinking something easy for search, maybe "green art"? "organic art"?


Laura Fasulo

3 Years Ago

Very nice work Alfred, It is typically called leaf carving so I would include that in search terms.


K L Kingston

3 Years Ago

Alfred, you are an amazing talent!


I like Green Art, it also opens up marketing angles.



Tony Murray

3 Years Ago

"Leafing It Alone"


Mike Savad

3 Years Ago

grass clippings would work really well, if it was grass

maybe leaf cutter, like the ant.

---Mike Savad


Alfred Ng

3 Years Ago

Tony, I really like "leafing it alone", got me laughing! thanks for the laugh.


Alfred Ng

3 Years Ago

Mike, you gave me an idea, "leaf clip art" playing on the words "clip art"


R Allen Swezey

3 Years Ago

Leaf Tracery


Carmen Hathaway

3 Years Ago

'Not Computer Art'
'Now Cut That Out!' ;)

Laura's reference to Leaf Carving's familiar -- seems you have a niche though with your choice of material. Lots of carved leaves out there -- haven't come across any art carved in bamboo leaves.


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