There are few things that sum up the word “fragile” better than dried leaves. Just a gentle touch can easily crack them into tiny pieces. That’s one reason why the work of artist Susanna Bauer is so impressive. She adds precise crochet stitches to the edges and center of leaves, blending her tiny interventions into the natural world almost as if it were always there.
Sometimes her works add decorative borders in patterns reminiscent of snowflakes or spiderwebs, other times she playfully subtracts or rotates circular portions of the leaf. In one example her work is so fine the veins of the leaf remain intact, while her stitches fill the gap in between—evidence of an extremely steady hand.
Want more? See our coverage of similar leaf-based work by Hillary Fayle.