“Because of the beauty and mystery that many of us see in the plant leaves and the close relationship between art and the beauty or the unknown, I conclude that human beings have been experimenting with them for centuries, millennia.
First, I collect the leaves which I consider suitable for this work, then I press them until they are dry and ready to be used. I love drawing, so even though technology nowadays is worth for many people I prefer to make the sketches with my own hands. Once I have the final pencil sketch then I fix it to the leaf to be cut, and I start cutting it, separating both things once I finish cutting. Afterwards I start working on the framing step, which consists on doing it just as if I were dealing with pictures, drawings or any other flat visual artwork.” Lorenzo Duran