My dad used to take us kids wandering along the beaches of the Pacific West Coast where there was driftwood galore.
Every often he’d find something the reminded him of something, take it home and convert it into a lamp or nest or whatever. I would have loved to see what he would have done with this piece which is a piece of art all on its own. My dad wasn’t the only person in the world to do this…
Art objects made from driftwood.
Even though much of Europe is deforested, and therefore lacking in driftwood, Sweden still has enough small pieces to make these wooden boats that decorate a boathouse in Gronemad. A driftwood bird on a structure built on one of Victoria’s many beaches (Vancouver Island, Canada).
Driftwod inspiration from Islita, a tiny art town on the Nicoya coast of Costa Rica.Blue Jay made of driftwood on the Wild Pacific Trail near Ucluelet (Vancouver Island, Canada).A driftwood chair, held together with rusty wire, abandoned on the beach at Point No Point (Vancouver Island, Canada).
My attempts at laying out a driftwood xylophone for an art piece inspired by the ocean music (and driftwood chair) at Point No Point (Vancouver Island, Canada).
Driftwood used for construction.
A beach shelter on Long Beach, Tofino (Vancouver Island, Canada). Looking up at the ‘ceiling’ of an arbour made from bits of driftwood at Sooke Harbour House (Vancouver Island, Canada) In the surfer’s village near Tofino was a popular eating spot called the Wildside Grill with its funky driftwood shelter (Vancouver Island, Canada).
Improving on nature (West Vancouver, Canada).A heart carved into a piece of driftwood at Long Beach in the Pacific Rim National Park (Vancouver Island, Canada).Weathered driftwood and a sculpture carved from driftwood in a yard in Ucluelet (Vancouver Island, Canada). More of the Friendly Friday Challenge: Art Unexpected.
I recognize pieces & places from my stomping ground on Vancouver Island! Driftwood can be pretty amazing, naturally formed art by itself. Thanks for joining the challenge! Cheer- Sandy
My experience so far is that Vancouver Island, along with all the other smaller islands in the Pacific, are the best places to find driftwood. Happy stomping!
I love driftwood – your xylophone is a lovely evocation of the ocean’s sound.
This driftwood music is something I’ve been trying to capture for years…
Just love this! My parents always had driftwood in their decor. Strangely, it fit in, anywhere/
driftwood looks good almost anywhere!