Anything can be transformed into a work of art if you’re creative enough, and Susanna Bauer knows this best. She creates delicate crochet sculptures using nothing but natural objects, such as dried leaves and pieces of wood.
Crocheting leaves requires a lot of patience due to their fragile nature, but that’s not stopping the German-born artist from seeing them as her main source of inspiration. Magnolia leaves are her top choice, thanks to their classic shape and strong veins, but we’ve seen her experiment with other species over the years.
According to her official website, Bauer’s main goal is to find a fine balance between fragility and strength in her work – both literally and figuratively.
In her own words, she draws inspiration from “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.”
We fell in love with Bauer’s work because she came up with a unique way to honor nature’s discarded objects and transform them into something beautiful and timeless. Check out some more of her amazing crochet sculptures, and we’re sure you’ll feel the same way.