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How many of you walk past an old piece of wood on the ground and then turn around and look at it? Why is this necessary to do? Right, it’s just a stick.

It’s how regular people like me and you feel. Debra Bernier, a Canadian artist who works with old pieces of wood, is a remarkable individual, nevertheless, in our opinion. She carves intricate designs out of driftwood that is both mystical and natural.

In various ways, she sculpts pictures of people and animals in the pieces of driftwood. Her sculptures made of driftwood are ethereal and eternal. Her carvings frequently draw inspiration from nature, kids, and animals. Her creations honor the natural world.

“The finished driftwood sculptures symbolize my family, life, and children as well as the enduring connection between humans and nature,” the artist says.

A piece of wood is a lovely natural object that inspires artists in the most wonderful ways. No matter what it is used for, it always has a certain quality. Whether it is carved into lifelike sculptures or used as a canvas for paintings.

The secret to Bernier’s exquisite driftwood sculptures is the addition of beauty with additional aspects of natural wear and tear that give them more detail, such as shells.

Scroll down to see her incredible creations. After seeing her incredible work, I’m confident that you’d pause a little to take a closer look at the driftwood fragments or an aged branch.

Debra Bernier: Facebook | Etsy h/t

Debra Bernier
Debra Bernier

“I never begin a piece of driftwood art on a blank canvas. Driftwood of all varieties already exists as sculptures. Wind and seas created those remarkable sculptures. Every time I hold a piece of wood in my hands, I consider its journey since every piece of wood has a narrative to tell. I frequently reduce or lengthen the curves and contours to create facial features that evoke a special fusion of nature and art.

Debra Bernier
Debra Bernier

The shape of the piece of wood affects the faces she fashions.

Debra Bernier

Her works frequently give viewers a sense of connection to nature.

The majority of her driftwood sculptures feature feminine forms as a representation of the resilience and power of women.

The pregnant belly on the driftwood mermaid sculpture was intended to conjure up images of both parenthood and nature.

Debra Bernier
Debra Bernier
Debra Bernier
Debra Bernier

An example of utilizing clay and shells is the sculpture of a mother and kid inside a lovely pink conch.

Her sculptures give off the impression of being made of old material due to their uneven and rough surfaces. Bernier has a fantastic ability to depict a variety of human emotions and experiences.

Debra Bernier
Debra Bernier
Debra Bernier

Love and connection, women, healing, children, uncertainty, and inner power are among the themes that appear in her sculptures.

Debra Bernier
Debra Bernier
Debra Bernier
Debra Bernier
Debra Bernier
Debra Bernier
Debra Bernier
Debra Bernier

Driftwood statues are available for purchase at her Etsy shop, for those who are interested. Additionally, you may get printed cards there at a reasonable price. To stay updated on Bernier’s efforts, like her page on Facebook. Until we next meet, be safe!

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