Artist Creates Beautifully Detailed Illustrations From Intricately Cut Pressed Fern Leaves

East Sussex, England-based artist Helen Ahpornsiri creates beautifully detailed illustrations of animals and trees using pressed fern leaves. She documented the meticulous process of making intricate cuts and constructing animals in two time-lapse videos.

Prints of her work are available for purchase at her Etsy store and more of her work can be seen on her Instagram stream.

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Fern leaf sea horse

Fern leaf sea horse

Pressed fern weevil

Pressed fern trees

images via Helen Ahpornsiri

via The Kids Should See This