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Be-leaf in yourself! Kazakh artist turns fallen leaves into art02:53

Be-leaf in yourself! Kazakh artist turns fallen leaves into art

Kazakhstan, Astana
March 18, 2019 at 11:28 GMT +00:00 · Published

Kazakh artist Kanat Nurtazin carves pictures and landscapes out of fallen leaves. The artist explained what inspired him take up leaf carving, in Astana on Monday.

"The idea of creating art works from leaves appeared spontaneously. It was autumn, and I was interested in finding new materials and ideas for my art work. The leaves were falling on the street, it was very interesting to work with such material," Nurtazin said.

The self-taught artist said carving leaves is very complicated due to the fragility of the material.

"It is sometimes necessary to redo the same job twice or three times," said Nurtazin, explaining the challenges of his artwork.

The artist hold his first personal exhibition in the Kazakh capital last year, and is now hoping to find an investor to reach new audience for his art.

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Kazakh artist Kanat Nurtazin carves pictures and landscapes out of fallen leaves. The artist explained what inspired him take up leaf carving, in Astana on Monday.

"The idea of creating art works from leaves appeared spontaneously. It was autumn, and I was interested in finding new materials and ideas for my art work. The leaves were falling on the street, it was very interesting to work with such material," Nurtazin said.

The self-taught artist said carving leaves is very complicated due to the fragility of the material.

"It is sometimes necessary to redo the same job twice or three times," said Nurtazin, explaining the challenges of his artwork.

The artist hold his first personal exhibition in the Kazakh capital last year, and is now hoping to find an investor to reach new audience for his art.

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