Driftwood has always been a major source of inspiration for me. Growing up in Ohio, where there is plenty of land as far as the eyes can see, my college friends and I would often utilize driftwood for photo shoots. The natural backdrop creates a serene, and organic aesthetic. Plus, driftwood comes from trees, and if you’ve been reading my blog for any amount of time, you know how much I love botanicals!
Wood is not just useful for photo shoots, but can be useful in creating large or small functional artworks. When I was in Mali, I would often watch the sculpture artists chip away at a block of ebony wood. After several days of detailed work, I was amazed to see what emerged. It was as if they had liberated the soul of the piece from solid form, animating it into life. I am a big fan of art that combines elements, such as this rad mirror made with driftwood. I just can’t get enough of this style of creative reuse!Can we talk about this amazing shelf, I mean wow! The multifunctional aspects alone is something to admire. Recently, my partner and I decided that our next bed will be a platform frame. If we could find one that has a dope headboard like this, we will have found our dream sleeping arrangement.The truly great thing about driftwood is that it will make any room, or space sing with its (literal) down-to-earth vibe. In Chinese medicine, wood is associated with spring, and the Liver/Gallbladder. In theory, placing a piece of wood in the home would help strengthen this element within and without. The next time I come across a piece of driftwood, I’m taking it home! How about you? ♡ Christian