Susanna Bauer is a Cornwall-based artist who uses natural objects she finds like stones, twigs, leaves, and pieces of wood to express herself in a creative way. Bauer combines these objects with crochet in an unconventional way or as embellishment and turns them into artwork.
Bauer’s latest series of works revolves around dry leaves, which she outlines and patches in order to visually enhance their natural patterns and shapes.
“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.” – says Bauer about her work.
Check out some of her crochet and nature combinations below.