Lorenzo Duran Silva makes caterpillars look like sloppy amateurs. But the little creatures deserve at least some credit, as it was their habit of munching on leaves that first inspired Silva to create these amazing pieces of art. It has taken over four years to perfect his technique, which consists of first gathering the leaves, then washing, drying and pressing them to create a suitable canvas. Silva then uses a surgical scalpel to create these intricate cutouts, which can take months to complete, or be destroyed in seconds with the slip of a hand.
Photos and work © Lorenzo Duran Silva