A talented Canadian artist named Debra Bernier, came to our attention recently. Her creation reach right into the soul. Her masterpieces contain solely natural materials like shells and clay but mostly driftwood.
“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”
It’s as if Debra gives a face to the sculpture by fusing a human or animal with nature. In a very fluent way.
“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.”
“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.”
You can view Debra’s entire collection on Etsy.