Art is something we all define ourselves and it can be anything. Sure, some people prefer canvas and others tablets but this artist does something most would not expect for her artwork.
Debra Bernier who happens to be from Canada uses things like driftwood to create her sculptures and well, they’re marvelous. Some of her creations are small and others are quite big. Each one holds a unique look to it and is just as captivating as the next.
On her website ‘shaping spirit’ as follows is written about her work:
Shaping Spirit started on beautiful Vancouver Island, Canada, surrounded by the wild and gentle inspiration of nature.
Each piece of driftwood is a work of art already, created through the hands of Mother Nature. The earth, the ocean, even the moon and its effects on the tides, play a part in the unique shaping of driftwood.
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All of her creations are made of natural materials that she herself collects along the beaches around her. She puts to use clay, shells, and so much more in some of the most wonderful ways. While some might consider her work a bit odd, there is no denying the beauty within each piece.
When speaking to Awesome Inventions Bernier said as follows:
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
To see some of these mind-blowing pieces for yourself take a peek at the images below. They are breathtaking and I am sure you will agree. Talented does not even begin to describe this woman. She truly has a gift.