Artist Transforms Driftwood Into Fantastical Sculptures That Look Like Spirits of Nature

 

Debra Bernier, a talented artist from Victoria, Canada. Creates beautiful driftwood spirit sculptures that you could look at all day long. Debra uses natural materials, such as driftwood, shells and clay to make her masterpieces. 

“When I work with driftwood, I never start with a blank canvas. Each piece of driftwood is already a sculpture, created by the caresses of the waves and wind”

 Each hand crafted piece represents the spirits of nature. A human fusing together with nature. 

“The wood tells a story and I try to think of its journey as I hold it in my hand. I extend or shorten the curves and contours that already exist into familiar shapes of animals or peoples’ faces.”

Driftwood  spirit sculptures

Debra gets her inspiration from children, animals and nature. 

“The finished pieces are a reflection of not only my life, my family, and children, but of an eternal, sacred connection we all share with nature.”

 

When she was young, Debra loved visiting beaches and being with nature. She is very happy that she is still able to share that love now through her extraordinary sculptures. 

“The little girl in me is still fascinated by the shapes in wood, the sun sparkling on the water, smooth, grey stones, and salty seaweed. Simplicity brings me more happiness than complexity. I hope to share this with others.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Her artwork is for sale. You can view her entire collection on Etsy.