Sunday, 1 July 2007


I was brought up on the South Wales Coast where there are
huge amounts of driftwood. I am a driftwood art fan

I have linked all the following art work to their original
web pages

What amazingly talented artists


Driftwood Mirror


The Holy Family
This lovely driftwood nativity was created
by Mildred Hanson of Gasque, Alabama.
Mildred came across an unusual, small knotted
and dented piece of driftwood while walking on
a beach and thought it resembled Mother Mary,
with her hands lifted in prayer, looking down at
Jesus in the manger. Over many years she
collected other interesting little pieces of driftwood
in the hopes that she could build the manger scene
with Mary and her family. The shape of the driftwood
dictated the posture of each figure. Mildred interfered
little with the forms. Diluted acrylic paint, brushed on
in thin coats, reveals the unifying flow of the driftwood
grain from figure to figure. Imperfections in the wood
are not “corrected” but allowed to stand proud.

Alice Cabinet

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Driftwood Sunburst Wreath

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