Spanish artist Lorenzo Manuel Durán relates that his work is originally inspired by the simple caterpillar. He carefully cuts at leaves to reveal detailed images and scenes. The small scale of the work and delicate nature of the leaves require a very steady hand. Durán admits extensive trial and error – some designs simply don’t work for the medium. More than a unique material, the leaves pair conceptually with the subject matter of each piece. An idea of nature and the natural world underscores the theme of his work. Durán reveals that even his abstract geometric cut leaves imitate patterns found in nature.