A Moment to Breathe (2)




I strive to have a simpler life, but summer is always busy, especially with five children still at home. Suddenly, everything seems to need doing at once and I have come to realise the importance of a few restorative minutes, in each day. Time to take a breath and just be.

Gathering some grasses; holding a smooth stone while I look out at the waves; collecting a few treasures in my pocket; carefully selecting the best fibres and wrapping them around my fingers, to pop them in my soaking bowl - all of these things offer a moment to breathe to a mind and body that forgot how to be still, a long time ago.

'A moment to Breathe' is a series of three found objects (sold separately), each in a cocoon basket, which I hope, all offer a restful moment.

'A Moment to Breathe (2)' is an unusual piece of exposed aggregate cement, found on a local rocky shoreline. I have made a cocoon basket for it using locally gathered Phormium Tenax, which I then strip by hand. It has a panel of woven Reed Canary Grass, gathered in our garden, on the underside of the basket.

Size : Approx. 9 x 6.5 x 2cm