How did these images find their way onto actual leaves? This art form created by China’s Nature’s Art is actually called leaf carving. Leaves are already super thin so imagine the patience, and skill that goes into leaf carving. Artist have to cut into the leaf manually and carefully remove the surface to create what you see above without harming or cutting into any of the veins. The veins remain untouched because they add detail to the images and often pose as part of the tree in the setting. The leaves used in the project come from the Chinar tree typically found in Pakistan, China, and India.