cutting the barbed wire entanglements in no man’s land

cutting the barbed wire entanglements in no man's land

burst open
high explosive delight and emotion

a sweet bomb this shell body is
bouncing in the lap of wind and time
spreading it’s fumes into happy motion

creating stars
with the effect of an oversized shotgun shell
like a comet finding it’s orbit in space
bursting in action
giving taste and tender light
to loved ones and enemies

treasure this shrapnel shell and shine

handmade textile object with poem
technique: crochet
material: wool and lurex
size of object: 10 x 8 x 6 cm
production date: 2012

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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