Baku Maeda Creates Animal Art Using Organic Leaf Materials

By: Jana Pijak - Nov 14, 2014
References: bakumaeda.tumblr & spoon-tamago
Baku Maeda's animal sculptures are conceived using an unlikely medium, dried and fallen leaves to be exact. The artist is based in Hokkaido, a northern part of Japan that is known for its low temperatures and early autumns.

Whether depicting ant eaters, koala bears or alligators, Baku Maeda proves that fallen leaves can be shaped into just about any wild creature. His works are delicate and dynamic, stunning their viewer with a heightened sense of care and precision.

His animal art series is titled 'Leaf Beast' and boasts countless creatures that have been crafted out of dried and fallen foliage. Whether you're an avid animal lover or a fan of Autumn and its fallen leaves, you're sure to be impressed by this charming art series.