UK based artist Susanna Bauer collects leaves and handstitches them with cotton thread. With over 16 years as a modelmaker in the television and film industry creating objects like King Arthur’s chalice and cheeses for Wallace and Gromit, Bauer has developed a keen eye for the unusual, as well as nimble hands for building intricate objects.
Most of Bauer’s artistic work is based upon the natural materials we tread upon daily – rocks, leaves and fallen branches. Using crafting techniques like weaving and crochet, the artist dissects the uniqueness and fragility of each item.
From Bauer’s website: “I like giving time to the inconspicuous things that surround us and often go unnoticed, paying attention to small details and the tactile quality of objects. Appropriating traditional craft techniques like weaving and crochet as a means of sculpture brings a contemplative element to the development of my work. I am interested in unusual combinations of materials, the experimentation with fragility and strength and the individual stories that evolve and shape themselves in the process of making.”