In “Leaves 3D”, British artist Susanna Bauer combines the definitive lines of crocheted thread with the delicate texture of found leaves to create beautiful 3D sculptures that take on their own personalities when the two are combined. Bauer says on her site that her work is a matter of balance.
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.