Cornwall-based artist Susanna Bauer loves to work with natural objects that she finds from the surrounding countryside. Leaves, stones, pieces of wood – they're all things that she believes are easily overlooked. And she uses crochet – sometimes as embellishment, but mostly in a more unconventional way as a means of sculpture and construction.
As described on her website, Bauer says: "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."
Apparently, Bauer was taught how to crochet as a small child in Germany, but shunned the idea of making things like blankets; instead creating tiny items. She later began a career in model-making, but soon turned back to her love of nature, crafting beautiful artworks out of natural found objects.