Hooked mat, repurposed fabrics on burlap.
70 6"x6” squares
Janet Davis 2015

My father mentioned a 'waterhaul' to me while creating this piece.

It was a term common amongst the generations of fishermen who used cod traps.  If your trap was empty, it would be said that you had a "waterhaul", meaning that there were no codfish in it!

See my twitterfeed between February and May of this year to see the day by day workings of this installation.  Each square took at least 5 hours of hooking.   Thanks to all my tweeps and peeps who kept me feeling pumped about this project while I spent all those hours and late evenings sitting and hooking!