I'm always enchanted when I happen upon an artist with an interest in making works out of natural materials, like leaves and twigs, that are often stepped on and overlooked in the natural environment. Thanks to a friend, Jocah, I came across an artist named Susanna Bauer who resides in Cornwall England who originated from Germany, whose focus on creating artworks which represent tension & fragility are somewhat similar in tone to what I hope to achieve in my own work. People often ask me how long it takes to create my artworks and convey that I must have super-human focus and patience. I don't really. I've just decided to dedicate myself to feeling grounded in the environment and the landscape I'm in by immersing myself in 'play' for a few hours at a time. The materials lead me to an 'arrangement' that somehow whisper to me ... 'this is it'. I imagine Susanna must feel the same way.
Susanna Bauer worked as modelmaker for advertising, television, film and artists in Germany, Ireland and UK and has studied Landscape Architecture as well as studying at Camberwell College of Art, London. Her acute observation and attention to detail produce these exquisite objects that remind us of the feeble and precarious nature of our own existence.