Sculpting is a never ending story. There is this extraordinary Canadian artist named Debra Bernier from Victoria who is using natural materials such as driftwood, clay and shells to make her piece. The results are intricate and mesmerizing sculptures.
These subtle works of art represent the spirit of nature as human blending in natural substance. Once Bernier told Bored Panda, “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.”
Her inspiration came from her love for what is most sacred in the world – children, animals, nature. She continued saying, “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”.