art, decor

Unbe(leaf)able Crochet Art

Did you think the only thing leaves do is create a big mess in your garden? So did we, but recently we found out via deMilked that artist Susanna Bauer shapes and binds these fragile objects into gorgeous pieces of art. Using her crochet skills, she constructs incredible sculptures in the forms of tubes and cubes, and other times she uses it simply as a form of embellishment. '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,' according to Bauer's website. crochet-leaf-art-insitu For more information, visit susannabauer.com.   READ MORE: Artists get busy: final call for entry of Sanlam Portrait Awards Locally produced textile from Sugartongtong Zonnebloem reveals the art of the blend