Driftwood Sculpture

Carved by wind, water and sand, driftwood makes a striking material for sculpture.

Driftwood Sculpture By Andries Botha

Andries Botha has created more than 20 elephants from recycled materials for his global Human Elephant Foundation, Nomkhubulwane. “What will we do to change how we live? What will accelerate our commitment to create a more sustainable world? How can an elephant catalyze this conversation and expanded commitment? I am hoping Nomkhubulwane will inspire many more people to ask and address these questions.”

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Driftwood elephant by Andries Botha. Botha lives in Durban, South Africa.
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“You can buy my heart and my soul” by Andries Botha
“An artist’s work has to bear testimony to part of the solution of our world problems.” Image by Snoeziesterre www.flickr.com, andriesbotha.net

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“You can buy my heart and my soul”
by Andries Botha, andriesbotha.net

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Driftwood elephant by Andries Botha.
Image by piggy2007b www.flickr.com
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Driftwood elephant by Andries Botha.
Image by piggy2007b www.flickr.com
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“You can buy my heart and my soul” by Andries Botha.
andriesbotha.net

driftwood sculpture
“You can buy my heart and my soul”
by Andries Botha, andriesbotha.net

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The wood is bolted to a wire armature.
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Elephant by Andries Botha.
Photo by Jean-Paul Remy. www.flickr.com
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Scrap wood sculpture by Andries Botha.
Image by Jean Deras www.flickr.com
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Baby elephants by Andries Botha.
Conflicted as to his heritage as a white Afrikaans male brought up in the apartheid era, Botha constantly questions his identity in terms of his historical, geographical and political context. Botha oft times uses the term ‘cultural citizenship’.
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Found Wood Sculpture By Deborah Butterfield

Butterfield scours the woods and stream banks near her 500-acre ranch outside Bozeman, Montana for wood. She visits junkyards and foundries, driving near and far for just the right piece of wood or metal. Her early works in the 1970s were of lifelike ceramic horses, since then she has moved to more abstract forms of reclining and standing horses which she sculpts from mud and sticks and weathered metal scraps. www.lalouver.com

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Deborah Butterfield
www.lalouver.com

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Deborah Butterfield
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Deborah Butterfield
www.lalouver.com

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Deborah Butterfield
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Deborah Butterfield
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Deborah Butterfield
Deborah often uses mud in her sculptures.
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Driftwood Sculpture By Heather Jansch

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Heather Jansch
Heather Jansch’s studio in Devon, England is open 2 or 3 times a year for charity- check her website for details: www.heatherjansch.com

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Heather Jansch
has been sculpting driftwood horses since the 1980s. www.heatherjansch.com

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Heather Jansch
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Heather Jansch
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Driftwood Sculpture By James Doran Webb

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Driftwood Horse by
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Driftwood Sculpture by
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Vermontasaurus

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Vermontasaurus – The Scrap Wood Dinosaur of Vermont by Brian Boland. Built exclusively from scrap wood in a junk pile that Brian had on his property (the 52-acre Post Mills Airport, which Boland owns and runs) in Vermmont. No saws or measuring tapes were used in the construction. www.odditycentral.com

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Vermontasaurus – The Scrap Wood Dinosaur of Vermont. 22 feet-tall and 122 feet-long. By Brian Boland. www.odditycentral.com

Driftwood Sculpture Around The World

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The Trojan horse was built close to sea, so I am guessing the carpenters used some driftwood and scrap wood in its construction.

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Scrap wood sculptures outside a restaurant in Iceland.
Photo by Vicki. vickitheviking.blogspot.com

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Scrap wood sculptures waiting for a table outside a restaurant in Siglufjörður, Iceland. Photo by Vicki. vickitheviking.blogspot.com

 

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Author: keiren

Keiren is an artist who lives in New York City. A lover of animals, nature, science & green building.

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1

I absolutely love it! Made me smile. Thank You

2

I just found your website and I'm addicted. All the images are just stunning! So much talent to recreate wildlife with sticks and driftwood. Is it possible to Pin some of these images to Pinterest? I know my readers would love to visit this place too.

3

There are no words for your work.

I love them all.

mara

4

Really great work on here, I hope you may be interested in taking a look at this work.

5

Im in Durban south Africa. Had to cut down trees threatening house, camphor good length logs. What can I do with the wood? I want it to go to good purpose

6

These images just made me want to go to the beach and pick up some drift wood right now.

Have you guys ever seen a superhero shape built from driftwood? That would be a cool mix of trendy modern and green environmental styles.

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Lauren Domenia

Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow! i don't know how else to put it! God's glory is among us every day, giving people amazing talents, and giving them the heart to put them to good use... I can't help but wonder though what would happen if I were walking along the beach and ran into one of those... haha i'm amazed

8

I found a video showing the making of a driftwood horse on you tube by artist Matt Torrens, it's worth the look

9

Stunning works of art and nature.

10

this is great stuff,you look at wooden art works by jeffro uitto,he does some brilliant stuff in drift wood!

rgds,

woodie !

11

Those last two sculptures of the men on the bench are by local artist Aðalheiður S. Eysteinsdóttir. Her website: freyjulundur.is/freyjulundur/english.asp

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Hippie Fish Beach Art

I adore anything driftwood and to see our wonderful animals in driftwood is just awesome! What amazing artists.

13

magnifique, d'un réalisme surprenant!

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Caronne Graham

My mother loves elephants, nature and art. Your work is everything she loves.

Can I buy pictures of your elephants?

Thank you for lighting up her world.