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Brilliant Artist Uses Driftwood for His Stunning Sculptures!

James Doran-Webb transforms driftwood into something magical.

Sculpting requires more than just artistry; it requires a lot of patience. Regardless of the medium that the artist wants to use and the size of the project, an artwork may take hours, days or weeks to finish. I think it’s difficult to create a beautiful and realistic sculpture, especially if you’re using wood or any hard material.

That is why I was amazed when I saw James Doran-Webb’s artwork. This British artist has always loved working with wood until he began experimenting with driftwood in early 2000. He now resides and works in Cebu, Philippines, and continues to assemble the most intricate and amazingly beautiful pieces using the driftwood he collects from the island’s beautiful beaches.

The animal sculptures he created was so fascinating.

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The natural texture of driftwood makes the animals appear as if they are gracefully moving.

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The process of creating sculptures like these can be arduous. First, Webb sketches an idea he has in mind and then he and his studio assistants would create a steel frame for the piece. Afterwards, the best pieces of driftwood are attached to the frame using bolts or screws.

To add more life and texture to his projects, he adds a second layer of driftwood on the animals’ bodies using smaller pieces.

Like this wyvern, the sizes of some of his creations are enormous.

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While some of his artworks are small enough and can be displayed indoors.

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James Doran-Webb’s spacious studio.

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His sculptures are now being exhibited around the world.

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Artist Luis Quiles depicts the most disturbing yet real problems of our society at present. The images are thought-provoking, somehow disturbing and unfortunately, genuine. It will make you think how the world has become a totally different dimension in an instant due to the many influences emerging here and there. We suggest you indulge in the pics, analyze the message, and reflect the realness of these things.

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Nude artists stuck from a tree for hours in an attempt to create an artistic video project.

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