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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.
andriesbotha.net


driftwood sculpture

"You can buy my heart and my soul" by Andries Botha
"An Artists' work has to bear testimony to part of the solution of our world problems." Image by Snoeziesterre www.flickr.com, andriesbotha.net


driftwood sculpture

"You can buy my heart and my soul"
by Andries Botha, andriesbotha.net


driftwood sculpture

Driftwood elephant by Andries Botha.
Image by piggy2007b www.flickr.com
andriesbotha.net


driftwood sculpture

Driftwood elephant by Andries Botha.
Image by piggy2007b www.flickr.com
andriesbotha.net


driftwood sculpture

"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


driftwood sculpture

The wood is bolted to a wire armature.
www.andriesbotha.net


driftwood sculpture

Elephant by Andries Botha.
Photo by Jean-Paul Remy. www.flickr.com
andriesbotha.net

driftwood sculpture

Scrap wood sculpture by Andries Botha.
Image by Jean Deras www.flickr.com
andriesbotha.net


driftwood sculpture

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'.


driftwood sculpture

Deborah 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


driftwood sculpture

Deborah Butterfield
www.lalouver.com


driftwood sculpture

Deborah Butterfield
www.lalouver.com


driftwood sculpture

Deborah Butterfield
www.lalouver.com


driftwood sculpture

Deborah Butterfield
www.lalouver.com


driftwood sculpture

Deborah Butterfield
www.lalouver.com


driftwood sculpture

Deborah Butterfield
Deborah often uses mud in her sculptures.
www.lalouver.com


driftwood sculpture

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


driftwood sculpture

Heather Jansch
has been sculpting driftwood horses since the 1980s. www.heatherjansch.com


driftwood sculpture

Heather Jansch
www.heatherjansch.com


driftwood sculpture

Heather Jansch
www.heatherjansch.com


driftwood sculpture

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



scrap wood sculpture

Vermontasaurus – The Scrap Wood Dinosaur of Vermont. 22 feet-tall and 122 feet-long. By Brian Boland. www.odditycentral.com


scrap wood sculpture

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


scrap wood sculpture

Scrap wood sculptures waiting for a table outside a restaurant in Siglufjörður, Iceland. Photo by Vicki. vickitheviking.blogspot.com




 



 
 

 

 

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jamie
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Horse Art
Reply #9 on : Sun March 02, 2014, 15:46:44
Stunning works of art and nature.
Johnny
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Awesome
Reply #8 on : Sun January 12, 2014, 16:44:50
I found a video showing the making of a driftwood horse on you tube by artist Matt Torrens, it's worth the look
Lauren Domenia
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Wow!
Reply #7 on : Wed May 08, 2013, 16:11:58
Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow! i don't know how else to put it! God's glory is among us every day, giving people amazing talents, and giving them the heart to put them to good use... I can't help but wonder though what would happen if I were walking along the beach and ran into one of those... haha i'm amazed
MArvelSlots
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very inspiring
Reply #6 on : Mon April 01, 2013, 07:43:08
These images just made me want to go to the beach and pick up some drift wood right now.
Have you guys ever seen a superhero shape built from driftwood? That would be a cool mix of trendy modern and green environmental styles.
Kirsten
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Wasting good wood
Reply #5 on : Mon February 25, 2013, 08:09:44
Im in Durban south Africa. Had to cut down trees threatening house, camphor good length logs. What can I do with the wood? I want it to go to good purpose
Dean Williams
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Inspirational Work
Reply #4 on : Sat January 05, 2013, 08:34:54
Really great work on here, I hope you may be interested in taking a look at this work. http://pinterest.com/deansculptures/amazing-artworks-sculptures/
Mara fiskin
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Re: Driftwood and Scrap Wood Sculptures
Reply #3 on : Fri January 04, 2013, 07:30:47
There are no words for your work.
I love them all.

mara
Penny
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Beautiful
Reply #2 on : Sun October 28, 2012, 15:37:57
I just found your website and I'm addicted. All the images are just stunning! So much talent to recreate wildlife with sticks and driftwood. Is it possible to Pin some of these images to Pinterest? I know my readers would love to visit this place too.
Janelle
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drift wood art
Reply #1 on : Fri September 14, 2012, 15:53:25
I absolutely love it! Made me smile. Thank You
 
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