We Love Greening
We’ve talked about art made out of recycled things before, and the eco-art trend is growing. Why not go green while creating artwork? A style of eco art that has caught our eye is the art of driftwood sculpture.
Um. What is Driftwood Sculpture?
Driftwood is wood that has been washed onto a shore or beach. Most driftwood is the remains of trees that have been washed into the ocean due to flooding, high winds, or other circumstances. A lot of the time, it’s seen as an eyesore that only serves to clutter shorelines.
As the name would suggest, driftwood sculpture is the art of turning driftwood into…. sculpture. This is amazing. Hold on to your hats, folks; you’re about to see this trash into beautiful artwork that you might feel tempted to go out and purchase, ASAP.
Well. Okay, these might be a little big, but these are the most mind-boggling:
This wood work, highly sought after, has gained in popularity. In particular, Jeffro Uitto, a Washington-based artist, makes incredible works of art using twisted pieces of wood. Each piece of wood that he uses in his artwork is rescued from the shores of Smith Creek, Tokeland, in the valleys between Willapa Hills.
Amazing right? We at Artsnapper look forward to finding and writing about artists that use things that are considered trash to express their art. If there’s anything that YOU’VE heard about that you think would be cool to share, tweet us ! Or, you know. Just to say hi. Or whatever.