Inspired by artists like Banksy, Malaysian artist Tang Chiew Ling creates minimalist stencil-like silhouettes, but then she adds a fanciful twist. For this series called Object Art: 1, Ling adds leaves to each of her illustrations to tell a playful story. A couple holding hands beneath a rain cloud of leaf matter, a bundle of leaf balloons, and a little girl blowing bubbles of leaves are some of the whimsical images she has created. Ling is a freelance graphic designer who loves to illustrate on the side. She has another Object Art project that uses cotton balls in a similar narrative way.
Ling explains on Behance that she found the leaves in the drain, at the playground, and from her mother’s plants and loves for her work to “create fun, hope and happiness.” Check out more of her whimsical work on Behance and Flickr. You can also follow her on Facebook and Twitter.