Altering nature to create delicate pieces of art is what the Susanna Bauer Leaves series does.
The artist Susanna Bauer takes dead leaves and transforms them into works of beauty by crocheting and manipulating them to take on new formations. One leaf is encased in a delicate webbing of cotton yarn, one is made up of several leaf pieces all stitched together, while others have been trimmed in a lace-like pattern of yarn to look almost like doilies.
Bauer has also taken geometric cutouts of the leaves and sewn pieces together to create 3D shapes such as rectangular boxes and octahedrons. She keeps the stems intact to emphasize the natural element of the leaves. The Susanna Bauer Leaves series is stunning.