style=”text-align: justify;”>Dried leaves don’t scream “sturdy”, however Susanna Bauer nonetheless shapes and binds them in probably the most wondrous methods. Combiningcrocheting with a medium that you’d by no means suspect, she makes delicate, brown leaves into cubes and tubes and extra. The result’s astounding. The tensions and stresses in pulling a thread by the leaf appear to be they might certainly destroy it, however Bauer’s work nonetheless holds collectively.
In her personal phrases, the leaf artwork represents “the tenderness and stress in human connections, the transient but enduring fantastic thing about nature that may be discovered within the smallest element, vulnerability and resilience that could possibly be transferred to nature as a complete or the tales of particular person beings.”
Susanna Bauer was born in Germany and has held many exhibitions over time. The leaves she works with haven’t been handled to be extra sturdy: her work is the results of a few years of working with the fabric, in addition to exacting work with small hooks and needles. The leaves are, nonetheless, nicely dried in preparation for storage, and a few anticipate years earlier than being utilized in paintings.