Susanna Bauer is an artist who uses delicate crochet techniques, on objects found in nature. Such as leaves, pieces of wood, and stones. Susanna was born in Germany in 1969. She worked for almost fifteen years as a modelmaker for advertising, television, film and artists in Germany, Ireland and the UK. She has had a number of Exhibitions, from 2008, including solo shows in Japan, Switzerland and the UK.

“Crochet is a traditional craft, which can be both functional and decorative, although in my work I seek to transcend these attributes,” Susanna states in her official website.

“Trans-Plant No.21”

“Trans-Plant No.23”

 

“Everything That Surrounds Us”

“Path IV”

“The craft technique of crochet becomes a sculptural method, my means to the expression of ideas and emotions, and by that it bridges the gap between craft and fine art. I create my leaf pieces with very fine hooks, needles and thin cotton threads and by working on a very detailed and small level I am pushing crochet to its very limits.”

“Combining this method with such a fragile material as leaves highlights the delicate nature of the subject matter that I’m interested in – 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.”

“Connect”

“Crown”

“Combining this method with such a fragile material as leaves highlights the delicate nature of the subject matter that I’m interested in – 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.”

“Navigation”

“The technical part of my work and the use of natural leaves highlights this balance of fragility and strength. Working with tension is an integral part of crochet work, but it can also be seen metaphorically, as managing tension plays a big part in our lives and our surroundings,” says the artist.

“‘Cube Tree No.5”

“Realignment”

“Each leaf comes with its own unique character and by dedicating time to a seemingly so impermanent, yet so perfectly shaped object, the work becomes a tribute to nature, but also a mirror of ourselves and the world around us, evoking thoughts about time, individuality and transience on many different levels and opening eyes to the ephemeral yet enduring beauty of nature.”

“Moon XXX”

“Suspended”

“The technical part of my work and the use of natural leaves highlights this balance of fragility and strength. Working with tension is an integral part of crochet work, but it can also be seen metaphorically, as managing tension plays a big part in our lives and our surroundings,” says the artist.

“Each leaf comes with its own unique character and by dedicating time to a seemingly so impermanent, yet so perfectly shaped object, the work becomes a tribute to nature, but also a mirror of ourselves and the world around us, evoking thoughts about time, individuality and transience on many different levels and opening eyes to the ephemeral yet enduring beauty of nature.”

“Trans-Plant No.19”

“Restoration V”

“Repose”

“Moon XXXII”

 

All photos taken by http://art-photographers.co.uk/.

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