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
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Deborah Butterfield
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Deborah Butterfield
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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

 

Written by Keiren

Keiren is an artist who lives in New York City. A lover of animals, nature, science & green building. Keiren originally founded Inspiration Green in 2007, which merged with Insteading in 2016.

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