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leafy papercut art

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We’ve gushed over the skills of papercut artists time and time again on this here blog, but never before have we seen anyone attempt the art form without, well, paper. A Japanese artist by the name of Lito has made it his business to cut scenes from leaves. LEAVES. Just take that in for a minute. Lito finds it more exciting to work with a medium that decomposes quickly, and says his papercutting skills have gotten sharper and faster since he took on the challenge. The 34-year-old artist first experimented with papercutting as an outlet for his ADHD and has found the process helpful for channeling his high levels of concentration and obsessiveness. His tendencies also make him rather prolific – Lito cuts a different whimsical scene almost every day, and you'll find them all over at his Instagram account.