with bated breath

with bated breath

Once, when I was swimming in a clear blue ocean, every little part of my skin being touched by water,
lots of small fish came checking me out and started picking on my skin. Like little kisses..

This experience I translated into a rug.
The title ‘with bated breath’ refers to holding your breath when swimming under water,
but also.. in the years that I made the rug I felt like I was holding my breath..

with bated breath rug

handmade crochet rug
production date: 2008 – 2010
size: 130 x 160 cm
material: wool, mohair, and little bit of lurex

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: https://leftoveruniverse.com/about/ For the artist's Resume go to: https://leftoveruniverse.com/about/resume/

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