27 May 2012

James Doran-Webb; driftwood sculptor

A pair of boxing hares
At the Chelsea Flower Show this week, my favourite creations were not plants, but these wonderful sculptures by the very talented James Doran-Webb. I loved these animals. Not only are they stunning and feel "alive", but they have a sustainable and generous heritage.  Each piece is meticulously crafted from driftwood sourced from the shorelines and riverbeds of the archipelago of islands that make up the Philippines. Locals help to gather the driftwood and the collecting venture provides much needed cash for some of the poorer fishing villages.

Two rutting stags

Rearing stallion
A swan taking flight
The Arabian

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