Ode to time

Tapestry ‘Ode to Time’

Whether lightning fast or barely moving, things are in constant motion in an ever evolving landscape of time. Roaming this landscape we go deeper and deeper through spiralling cycles and open doorways in mountains to be climbed. Many new suns are born into a world where the rhythm of the process, the rhythm of creation is made visible in a tapestry woven with time, in time and about time. Swirling puddles in the sky and gateways without doors speak of jumping dimensions and crossovers. A universe held together by colourful handmade reverse wrapped cordage, shaped like the DNA double helix, transports us to a place where the sun is shining, the sandy shore pure and bright and the ocean deep and blue.

Using primitive techniques to create contemporary works is a way to connect time cycles. They often call these primitive, meditative techniques ‘time consuming’, a concept not valued in our throwaway culture. But the way I see it; time consumed is time bygone, time nonexistent. It manifests a still point from where the river of creation flows.

Finding Dhyana in a Leftover Universe where Tender Time Sighs.

While time consumes us, let us take some time.
‘Ode to Time’



Title Artwork: Ode to Time
Artwork size: 240 x 166 cm
Production time: 2010 – 2022
Material: acrylic, wool, cotton and bamboo yarn and cotton fabrics
Techniques: handmade reverse wrapped cordage and basketry weaving technique


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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