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Making Art from What Nature Discarded

 It is often said that in art, there is no such thing as bad material. Famously, Pablo Picasso used a bike’s seat and handlebars to create a bull’s head bust, and notorious trickster Marcel Duchamp placed a urinal in an art gallery and called it a “Fountain”. Readymade art is a technique that employs all sorts of materials that aren’t typically thought of as appropriate for art and manipulates it to create surprising imagery.

German-born Susanna Bauer has done exactly that, using fallen leaves and making art pieces out of them by using the traditional art form of… crochet? Yes, Bauer weaves tiny threads through the dry foliage, creating elaborate works that are truly astounding in their creativity and beauty.

 

1. Adornment XVI

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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2. Navigation

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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3. Restoration

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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4. Cube Tree No. 6

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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5. Pull

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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6. Halves II

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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7. Patchwork

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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8. From Collection II

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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9. Trans-Plant No. 17

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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10. Three II

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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11. Core

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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12. Opening Out

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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13. Crown

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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14. Path IV

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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15. Everything That Surrounds Us

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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16. Union II

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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17. For What Binds Us

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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18. Common Thread

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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19. The Way It Goes

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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20. Cone Tree No. 2

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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21. Forward

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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22. Line

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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23. 1, 2, 3

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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