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Beautiful Stitched Leaves by Susanna Bauer #ArtTuesday
Did you do that thing when you were a kid in some science class where the teacher had you squeeze an egg as hard as you could? And you couldn’t break it? And then the teacher would have you break the egg. The lesson? Strength and fragility aren’t opposites. They’re partners. Strength and fragility don’t need to be mutually exclusive. That’s also part of the message of the delicate stitched leaves of Susanna Bauer. Here’s more from the artists, via COLOSSAL:
In her series of sewn together and crocheted leaves and twigs, Susanna Bauer (previously) considers the fragility of nature and humans’ inextricable tie to its survival. The Cornwall, England-based artist combines the found elements with fine cotton thread to produce unique objects steeped in the history of craft. Intimate marks add detail to small patches or the complete outline of browned leaves, drawing our attention the natural growth patterns found in their interiors. A selection of her free-standing and framed sculptures are currently on view with Le Salon Vert at VOLTA Basel in Switzerland through June 15, 2019. You can view more of Bauer’s works formed from leaves, thread, and twigs on her website and Instagram.
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