Leaves, Insects, and Human Anatomy Converge in Delicate Pencil Drawings by Amahi Mori

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A drawing of a leaf and butterfly hybrid creature

“Papilio ulysses,” pencil, colored pencil, and watercolor on paper, 22.7 x 22.7 centimeters. All images © Amahi Mori, shared with permission

Through veins and hybridized beings, Japanese artist Amahi Mori connects life across the plant and animal kingdoms. Various circulatory systems blend together in seamless compositions with leafy greens emerging from a blue morpho or cloaking an elongated human hand. Rendered in graphite, colored pencil, and watercolor, Amahi’s delicate works center on the vibrancy of life conveyed through brilliantly patterned wings and supple leaves. Many of the drawings are also tinged with the otherworldly and surreal, particularly as human skin stretches to account for a growing stem.

Amahi has a solo exhibition slated for this May at Ginza Getsukoso Gallery. Until then, find an archive of her fused creatures on her site and Instagram.

 

A graphite drawing of a leaf growing from a human hand

“Daydream,” pencil and acrylic gouache on paper, 33.3 x 24.2 centimeters

A drawing of a leaf and butterfly hybrid creature

“Papilio xuthus,” pencil, colored pencil, and watercolor on paper, 15.8 x 22.7 centimeters

A drawing of a butterfly and leaf hybrid creature

“Sasakia charonda,” pencil, colored pencil, watercolor, and acrylic gouache on paper, 22 x 27.3 centimeters

A drawing of a leaf growing from a hand

“Metamorphose into leaf veins,” pencil, watercolor, and acrylic gouache on paper, 22 x 27.3 centimeters

A drawing of a leaf and butterfly hybrid

“Papilio machaon,” pencil and watercolor on paper, 14 x 18 centimeters

A drawing of a leaf growing from a hand

“Shining,” pencil, watercolor, and acrylic gouache on paper, 27.3 x 22 centimeters

A drawing of human arm with a plant growing from a wrist

“Hello, see you,” pencil, watercolor, and acrylic gouache on paper, 27.3 x 22 centimeters

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