Leaf-cutting Artist Omid Asadi was born in Iran and now lives in Sale, Greater Manchester, England where he gathers fallen leaves and uses a craft knife and needle to transform them into exquisitely beautiful and expressive works of art. He even recreated The Scream by Edvard Munch on a leaf.

"Art for me is the way of looking differently to this world and around myself.I started to think why nobody paid attention to these beautiful leaves and trod on them, because of their name - if they were called flowers we wouldn’t tread on them at all! I wanted to give the leaves another Life and make art from them."

Visit Omid Asadi’s website and Facebook page to check out more of his hand-cut leaves. You can also follow him here on Tumblr at omidasadi.

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For even more awesome leaf-related artwork, check out our posts about Lorenzo Duran Manuel Silva, Susanna Bauer, and LadyTinuz.

We’ve just encountered another awesome reproduction of The Scream by Edvard Munch. This mouthwatering masterpiece was made by SugarWinzy using cream cheese brownies. They’re Halloween Scream Cheese Brownies!

After pouring the brownie batter into the baking pan, SugarWinzy applied small amounts of cream cheese onto the batter using a squeeze bottle. Then she used a toothpick to paint Munch’s iconic image on the surface.

"It was a bit of a challenge though, painting with cream cheese using a toothpick against the soft brownie batter that was my canvas. I’m sure Munch had no idea his work would be recreated on, of all things, brownies."

While we can’t be sure what Munch would’ve thought of this edibile rendering of his artwork, the brownies look so yummy that we’re willing to bet he would’ve at least been won over after having a bite.

[via Foodiggity and Neatorama]

The approach of Halloween is the perfect time to share photos of a beautifully haunting winter art installation created by American architect, designer, and artist Mark Szulgit. Created in 2011 for Norway’s Munch in Snow and Ice exhibition in Oslo, Szulgit’s eerie installation was inspired by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch’s famous painting, Girls on the Bridge.

The modern interpretation of Munch’s classic painting consisted of 13 icy figures ascending a bridge that was nearly 50 feet long and about 15 feet tall. It was prominently placed in front of the Royal Palace for all to see.

Groups of ghostly female figures, sculptures made of snow and ice dressed in beautiful white dresses and hats, appear to mingle on a snowy incline. While their body language suggests that they’re socializing, the absence of any heads or bodies makes this wintry scene feel like a ghost story brought to life.

[via My Modern Metropolis]

A Japanese sushi chef who goes by the name of “Tama-chan” creates Makizushi that aren’t just delicious, they’re also clever works of art.

Requiring a bit of visualization, the artist puts the relevant ingredients within the sushi, picturing how the cross-section of the roll would look like once he slices it up.

His subject matter is quite diverse, ranging from recreations of famous paintings, such as The Scream by Edvard Munch and Girl with a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer, to kawaii kitties and cartoon characters to landscapes and even a simplified world map.

Tama-chan has even begun teaching classes in Tokyo’s Omotesando neighborhood so that others may learn how to simultaenously exercise artistic expression while also preparing tasty pieces of rolled sushi.

Visit Design Taxi to check out more of Tama-chans delightful sushi artwork.

Malaysian artist-architect Hong Yi excels at the art of playing with her food. Being an artist who “likes to paint, but not with a paintbrush,” Hong Yi decided to create one new piece of food-based artwork for every day in March. That’s 31 days of delightful food paintings! 

Everything she’s made so far has been awesome. As you can see from the examples shown above, some of her pieces are original creations while others are inspired by classic works of art.

Follow the rest of the project on Instagram.

[via That’s Nerdalicious! and Laughing Squid]

More wonderfully whimsical street art by French artist OaKoAK (previously featured here), who likes to play with existing elements of the urban landscape, often making surprisingly small alterations or enhancements to achieve striking results, enabling us to see the world through his eyes.

"Using simple means and materials, OakOak undermines his neighborhood with playful results. He uses a minimal amount of actual original artwork, instead re-purposing signs, facades, cement blocks, chipping paint, and more.  OakOak transforms a neighborhood’s imperfections into its own adornments. "

He says of his interventions:

“The less I intervene on the wall or the road, the better, especially if I can totally change the sense of the urban environment.” 

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French artist Bernard Pras uses found objects, all sorts of discarded materials and everyday junk, to create his large-scale, incredibly detailed works of art, some of which recreate well known images from popular culture and the fine art world.

The visual construction of his “paintings” bears a resemblance to that of artist Vik Muniz’s junkyard masterpieces and shredded magazine collages. Like Muniz, Pras focuses on classic works and the artists behind said creations. The result of his valiant efforts in compiling each of his subjects is an enormous sculptural portrait composed of random yet carefully placed loose objects.

In producing his inspired installations, Pras takes cues from Giuseppe Arcimboldo, an Italian painter from the 16th century who’s most famous for his portrait paintings featuring an amalgam of fruits, vegetables, flowers, and other unorthodox components. He has even assembled a three-dimensional version of one of Arcimboldo’s paintings with actual produce. The artist also tackles the timeless works of other great painters like Dalí, Munch, and Hiroshige.

These awesomely detailed installations offer two different points of gratification. First you see the portraits themselves. Then your eyes begin to wander as you start to take in the myriad objects that have been so carefully positioned to create those portraits. It’s clearly painstaking work.

Visit My Modern Metropolis to view more of Bernard Pras' amazing artwork.