Some people see a leaf on the ground and keep walking. Japanese artist Baku Maeda saw a leaf and thought to create this fantastic sculpture series that features Magnolia leaves delicately recreated into miniature beasts. 

In the series, the artist takes several Magnolia leaves and meticulously cuts and alters them to look like mythical beasts and creatures. Baku Maeda uses small cuts, simple folds and careful bending to make the tiny monsters. 

Using these very basic techniques, the artist manages to make these creatures come alive. These magnificent simplistic pieces show that even the littlest things can be transformed into stunning art: