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An Italian Cathedral Made From Trees

A living place of worship, Italy’s Cattedrale Vegetale (or Tree Cathedral) is built entirely from natural materials. Artist Giuliano Mauri began the towering project in 2001, creating 42 columns that arc towards each other to form a leafy basilica and ...
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Decorating Nature: An Alternate, Painterly World

People often talk about nature ‘decorating’ itself as the seasons change: leaves change colors in the fall, the world turns white in the winter, and things green back up in the spring. But what if nature actually did decorate itself ...
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Leaves of Lace Using Classic Techniques

We all know that most paper comes from trees… but what if the tree itself acted as the paper? Spanish artist Lorenzo Duran uses leaves as his canvas to make intricate cut patterns using methods from classic Japanese, Chinese and ...