Angel | Magnolia Leaf | 20.2 x 20.4 cm (Framed) | 2013
Aura | Magnolia Leaf, Cotton Yarn | ~ 9 x 5 cm | 2013
Cube Tree No. 2 | Magnolia Leaf, Cotton Yarn | 34.5 x 26.5 x 7 cm (Framed) | 2013
Together | Magnolia Leaf, Cotton Yarn | 34.5 x 26.5 x 7 cm (Framed) | 2012
Trans-Plant No. 4 | Magnolia Leaf, Cotton Yarn | 32 x 32 cm | 2012
Family Tree | Wood, Pine Seeds, Cotton Yarn | 27.5 x 14.5 (diam.) cm | 2013
Two Monocles and a Dot | Wood, Cotton Yarn | ~ 25 x 18 x 4 cm | 2012
Artist Statement: I go walking. I find a leaf, a piece of driftwood—or sometimes it finds me. I take it home and its new life begins. Most of my pieces are small sculptural objects, often based on found natural materials. I like giving time to the inconspicuous things that surround us and often go unnoticed, paying attention to small details and the tactile quality of objects. Appropriating traditional craft techniques like weaving and crochet as a means of sculpture brings a contemplative element to the development of my work. I am interested in unusual combinations of materials, the experimentation with fragility, strength, and the individual stories that evolve and shape themselves in the process of making.
Susanna Bauer was born 1969 in Bavaria, Germany, and has lived in England since ’96, formerly dividing time between London and Cornwall. Since ’10, she has lived in the West Penwith area of Cornwall, which has become her permanent home and inspiration for her work. Her portfolio can be found at: susannabauer.com.