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What Should I Call This?

Posted by: Alfred Ng on 05/21/2013 - 3:25 PM

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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Posted by: Carmen Hathaway on 05/21/2013 - 4:41 PM

'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.


Posted by: R Allen Swezey on 05/21/2013 - 4:39 PM

Leaf Tracery


Posted by: Alfred Ng on 05/21/2013 - 4:35 PM

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


Posted by: Alfred Ng on 05/21/2013 - 4:26 PM

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


Posted by: Mike Savad on 05/21/2013 - 4:11 PM

grass clippings would work really well, if it was grass

maybe leaf cutter, like the ant.

---Mike Savad


Posted by: Tony Murray on 05/21/2013 - 4:02 PM

"Leafing It Alone"


Posted by: Wingsdomain Art and Photography on 05/21/2013 - 3:53 PM

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



Posted by: K Kingston on 05/21/2013 - 3:52 PM

Alfred, you are an amazing talent!


Posted by: Laura Fasulo on 05/21/2013 - 3:42 PM

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


Posted by: Alfred Ng on 05/21/2013 - 3:41 PM

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


Posted by: Janine Riley on 05/21/2013 - 3:35 PM

Bamboo leaf reticulation.

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


Posted by: Phyllis Beiser on 05/21/2013 - 3:28 PM

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


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