You are here: Home Gardening Driftwood Sculpture Driftwood Sculpture by Keiren April 26, 2016, 5:47 pm 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.” Driftwood elephant by Andries Botha. Botha lives in Durban, South Africa. andriesbotha.net “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 “You can buy my heart and my soul” by Andries Botha, andriesbotha.net Driftwood elephant by Andries Botha. Image by piggy2007b www.flickr.com andriesbotha.net Driftwood elephant by Andries Botha. Image by piggy2007b www.flickr.comandriesbotha.net “You can buy my heart and my soul” by Andries Botha. andriesbotha.net “You can buy my heart and my soul” by Andries Botha, andriesbotha.net The wood is bolted to a wire armature. www.andriesbotha.net Elephant by Andries Botha. Photo by Jean-Paul Remy. www.flickr.com andriesbotha.net Scrap wood sculpture by Andries Botha. Image by Jean Deras www.flickr.com andriesbotha.net 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’. 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 Deborah Butterfield www.lalouver.com Deborah Butterfield www.lalouver.com Deborah Butterfield www.lalouver.com Deborah Butterfield www.lalouver.com Deborah Butterfield www.lalouver.com Deborah Butterfield Deborah often uses mud in her sculptures. www.lalouver.com Driftwood Sculpture By Heather Jansch 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 Heather Jansch has been sculpting driftwood horses since the 1980s. www.heatherjansch.com Heather Jansch www.heatherjansch.com Heather Jansch heatherjansch.com Driftwood Sculpture By James Doran Webb Driftwood Horse by jamesdoranwebb.com Driftwood Sculpture by jamesdoranwebb.com Vermontasaurus 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 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 The Trojan horse was built close to sea, so I am guessing the carpenters used some driftwood and scrap wood in its construction. Scrap wood sculptures outside a restaurant in Iceland. Photo by Vicki. vickitheviking.blogspot.com Scrap wood sculptures waiting for a table outside a restaurant in Siglufjörður, Iceland. Photo by Vicki. vickitheviking.blogspot.com See more Previous article Oxford Vegan Diet Study: Going Vegan Could Save 8 Million Lives, $1 Trillion Next article What is hemp? A key part of our sustainable food future. Written by Keiren Keiren is an artist who lives in New York City. A lover of animals, nature, science & green building. 14 Comments Leave a Reply I absolutely love it! Made me smile. Thank You Reply 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. Reply There are no words for your work. I love them all. mara Reply Really great work on here, I hope you may be interested in taking a look at this work. https://pinterest.com/deansculptures/amazing-artworks-sculptures/ Reply 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 Reply 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. Reply 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 Reply I found a video showing the making of a driftwood horse on you tube by artist Matt Torrens, it’s worth the look Reply Stunning works of art and nature. Reply this is great stuff,you look at wooden art works by jeffro uitto,he does some brilliant stuff in drift wood! rgds, woodie ! Reply Those last two sculptures of the men on the bench are by local artist Aðalheiður S. Eysteinsdóttir. Her website: freyjulundur.is/freyjulundur/english.asp Reply I adore anything driftwood and to see our wonderful animals in driftwood is just awesome! What amazing artists. Reply magnifique, d’un réalisme surprenant! Reply 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. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Upload a photo / attachment to this comment (PNG, JPG, GIF - 6 MB Max File Size): (Allowed file types: jpg, gif, png, maximum file size: 6MB.