Jacquard woven blanket made in 2009 | queens size | wool, cotton, acrylic, lurex | border is made with cotton fabric and wool embroidery
The blanket was inspired by a photo I took of a concrete base of a steel bridge. Water had leaked from the steel onto the concrete base and stained it with beautiful colours. I translated the image left behind into this blanket ‘Steel ‘n Stone’.
Not only is the title ‘Steel ‘n Stone’ literally referring to the elements, but it also contains an emotional layer addressing that we are living in a world made of Steel ‘n Stone. This is depicted in a set of drawings and an installation I made in 2010.
Later that year (2010) I hand knitted this jumper called THESE BURNING ARMS OF MINE.
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.
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