Nature draws so much better than I do

Sometimes something tells me, I think, ..’I should draw’..
But, when I look around me, I find drawings everywhere. Nature does such a fantastic job, how can I compete with that??!!…
And so I translate and show …..Nature’s drawings..

In this picture you see two elements that for me mark Australia; seaweed from the all surrounding ocean and burn marks on timber and trees from the bush fires.
I did some experiments with the natural dye of seaweed in 2009, and the burn marks I found about a week ago on one of the longest jetties of the southern hemisphere.

Published by Diana van der Harst

Diana van der Harst, the creator of Leftover Universe, draws inspiration for her range of work from her own life experience and from those beings; human, animal, plant and invisible, that surround her. Her love of all of life in its richness and variety has blossomed into the body of work that continues to evolve. Her work is intuitive, contemplative, spiritual, whimsical, harmonious, unique and poetic. Diana uses a range of mediums including Painting, Drawing, Photography, Illustration, Poetry, Graphics, Ceramics, Textile Art and Fashion & Textile Design thus creating a range of works that include functional objects such as pottery, blankets, cushions and bags each bearing the unique attributes of her style. For a full Artist Statement go to: For the artist's Resume go to:

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