Working With Nature’s Help

The typical winter day in Coastal NC happened yesterday.

35 degrees on Monday…70 degrees on Tuesday.

Yes this is January in North Carolina.  And I love it!!

I was in need of some interesting driftwood for a sculpture I was creating and this was the perfect day to see what nature had washed down the river.

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Yes that is what the sky looks like on a Carolina winter day

I have the advantage of having the best kind of boat…one owned by a friend.

But he is as interested in finding cool things as I am and was more that happy to be out of the house and out on the river.  So we were off.

Trying to find just the right piece.

Trying to find just the right piece.

We were looking for pieces with character.

Nature has a way of making things interesting, by twisting and stressing them in a lot of ways.  It makes for interesting wood and beautiful results come from interesting wood.

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There is so much movement in the grain of this piece of cedar that we had to try to figure out how to use it.DSCN0961s

 

 

The day’s hall was kind of unruly as we made out way back to the docks.   Now the challenge is to create something which celebrates this piece of nature’s handiwork.

 

I’ll let you know …and of course… show you pictures.

 

Let me know what you think by using the form below,

Or email me at steve@stephenzmetaldesigns.com

 

 

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2 Comments

  1. interesting ….for drift wood hunters in NY state
    take a look at this http://www.watershedpost.com/2015/dep-artists-come-get-our-driftwood

    • OMG that would have been a lot easier! But the government is going to control the collection? is there a run on dead wood?


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