Mitsuru Koga is an artist who emulates nature. Working with leaves, rocks, and driftwood, he becomes the hungry grasshopper, the abrasive sea, or the passage of time, adapting his methods for each different medium.
Leaf Cutouts (2009) recalls the silhouettes of devoured leaves. "An insect makes exquisite cutouts in a leaf," Koga reflects. "Inspired by these leaves, I began my creative process." The series was exhibited in a small gallery in Venice, California, along with a leaf cutting workshop with instruction by the artist himself.