Culture Art & Media The Incredible Art of Carved Leaves By Jaymi Heimbuch Writer California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo Jaymi Heimbuch is a writer and photographer specializing in wildlife conservation. She is the author of The Ethiopian Wolf: Hope at the Edge of Extinction. our editorial process Twitter Twitter Jaymi Heimbuch Updated October 11, 2018 Migrated Image Photo via Nature's Art Share Twitter Pinterest Email Culture History Travel Sustainable Fashion Art & Media Holidays Community Some art is extraordinarily delicate work, and it's rare to see a form as delicate as that done with these leaves. The work by Nature's Art is amazing -- it is a 6-step process to manually remove a leaf's surface to produce a scene. You can just imagine how steady an artist's hands have to be to accomplish this kind of work. Photo via Nature's Art Nature's Art most often uses a Chinar leaf, a tree native to India, Pakistan and China, according to the website. The leaves are washed and then boiled until they're pliant enough to spread across a board. It is then carved, pressed, dried and framed. Photo via Nature's Art Phenomenal work -- and something a TreeHugger can particularly appreciate!