'Revealing the hidden beauty of driftwood'
I love to find dull pieces of driftwood that you wouldn't take a second look at and sand one side to reveal the beautiful wood inside. I often mount these with a swivel function so they can swivel on their bases to encourage them to be turned tto view the contrasting sides. Its a metaphor for life. We all have so much beauty inside that needs to be reavealed.
'Batman' a Driftwood Sculpture
This piece of driftwood has made a wonderfull sculptutre. The fact that you can turn it maked it very tactile. It rotates so you can easily appreciate the huge contrast between the unsanded and sanded sides. Such beautiful color is revealed by the polishing and sealing process. Sealed with a polywax wood sealer that brings out the depth of the stunning colors!
Not for sale, beacause I like it too much!
FEATHER. This small piece of driftwood has an interesting shape but otherwise looked like nothing, but when I sanded and sealer the one side it absolutely came to life with the beautifull wood that's revealed from sanding. It is set on an piece of old wine barrel and swivels to encourage people to turn it ands see the contrast between the 'natural' driftwood side and the highly polished side.
Drapes is a combination of Metal ribbon and Driftwood, where its not a piece of driftwood on a base but the whole thing is a sculpture!
The depth and richness of the colours of this piece are stunning. It looks like nothing on the one unpolished side, but when swiveled, the other side is astounding in contrast.
This incredible piece survived the rough and tumble down a river and then in the ocean. Sanding and polishing one side exposed the beautiful wood inside. Standing at 65cm tall its mounted on a swivel base so you can turn it and see tyhe contrast between the unpolished and polished sides.
Such an unusual shape and intricarte wood grain on the back' side once sanded and oiled.
This piece of driftwood looked like absolutely nothing lying on the beach. It did have that small piece lodged into the bigger piece which my wife says looks like Timone of 'Timone and Pumba' hence the name of this piece. The wood once sanded and oiled is insane especially with the darker pieces left unsanded. It is on a swivel mechanism in the base which encorages people to turn it to see the unsanded back side. I see a face with a big chin and dreadlocks on the sanded side!
This piece of driftwood has really interesting shapes and actual coral that formed on it obviously in the sea, on the one side. Its is sealed with mat sealer on one side and shiney on the other. Its always amazing how driftwood survives its journey from forest to beach without getting smashed to pieces. Its so exciting to find these highly unusual pieces and display the preserve them for people to see and appreciate for generations to come.
This beautiful little sculpture swivels on a piece of oak red wine barrel.
This piece of driftwood was obviously a fence post probably off a farm and still has a rusted nail in it. It swivels on its base to show the contrast between the sanded, clear sealed and natural sides.
This looked like a dried piece of Biltong (jerky) lying on the beach, hiding the unbelieveable beauty within. It swivels on a piece of red wine oak barrel base.
This was a piece of Firewood I rescued from a pile. Can you imagine if this had been allowed to burn!!!
SANDING DRIFT WOOD
After the driftwood is cleaned its sanded. This piece has many faces!
All driftwood is cleaned, disinfected and sanitised before being sanded