TAG: Leaves

The Silk Leaf Replicates Science

The Silk Leaf Replicates Science

As the fall season is creeping up around some parts of the world, the eyes can turn to the changing appearances of outdoor scenery, like trees, plants and leaves. Leaves bring on a colorful autumn display, and their natural design is often replicated in art, architecture and science. Julian Melchiorri, a graduate from the Royal College of Art, has invented a fully functional synthetic leaf called the Silk Leaf. Though it is a man-made version of a leaf it operates as a natural leaf, complete with the processes of a normal plant. Made from chloroplasts that come from plant cells and fibers from silk proteins,… read more

Leaf Artists Make Natural Wonders More Amazing

Leaf Artists Make Natural Wonders More Amazing

Leaves are a natural outdoor exhibition, with their splendid and changing colors. Working with leaves as their materials, some crafty individuals have found a way to capture their everyday brilliance, but with a twist. This leaf art transforms the natural beauty of leaves into spectacular designs. Tang Chiew Ling creates whimsical images with different foliage. Arranging them around his drawings to make neat presentations, they are fun to look at. Lorenzo M. Durán is another artist that makes intricate designs in natural materials. His leaf carvings are remarkable. Initially the canvas was his display material, but after experimenting with a… read more

What Leaves Reveal

Leaves

Leaves can seem little more than accessories to flowers and trees. However, they provide much more than colorful foliage or shaded escapes. They are essential to a plant’s health and we can benefit a lot from learning about the role leaves play in plant life. Doing so allows you to identify not only the condition of your plants, but of your living environment. It is true, plants need a good plot of land and plenty of sun. But they are also fueled by sugar. Leaves are essential in supplying them with the sugar they need as their blades are like nets of… read more