Omid  Asadi Artist Bio 

"Anyone can love a rose, but it takes a lot to love a leaf. It's ordinary to love the beautiful but it's beautiful to love the ordinary."



Omid Asadi is a former engineer and champion boxer from Iran, now a UK-based artist

"I remember when I was a child, I used to draw with a needle on leaves or rose petals. I started leaf carving again about 4 years ago when I saw beautiful and colourful fallen leaves in our area (Manchester). My wife Elham (she’s a professional artist and she helped me a lot to progress in my art) and I started picking those beautiful leaves for our house decorations. We visited an exhibition in the Manchester Art Gallery, called First Cut, and it was about paper cutting. Suddenly, I remember my childhood activity and I decided to bring those dead leaves to life.

Leaves represent our short life, but through my work you can see the life they left behind. I created this work with carving and cutting techniques on actual fallen leaves using a craft knife, a scalpel and a needle."

© 2015 by Saul Hay Fine Art
Manchester, UK
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