Textiles

Susanna Bauer Crochets Dried Leaves

May 27, 2017

Textile and environmental artist Susanna Bauer adds threaded embellishments to dried leaves, creating miniature sculptures that explore the hidden beauty and connectedness of all things.

She writes of her work that "I work with found natural objects. Leaves, stones, pieces of wood…ephemeral things, easily overlooked. And I use crochet; sometimes as embellishment, but mostly in a more unconventional way as a means of sculpture and construction. There is a fine balance in my work between fragility and strength; literally, when it comes to pulling a fine thread through a brittle leaf or thin dry piece of wood, but also in a wider context - the tenderness and tension in human connections, the transient yet enduring beauty of nature that can be found in the smallest detail, vulnerability and resilience that could be transferred to nature as a whole or the stories of individual beings."