December 31, 2021

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Rafael Esquer

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Lovely Driftwood Creatures by Kirsty Elson

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Beautiful things help us cope with trying times. To that end, I’d like to share the charming artwork of driftwood artist Kirsty Elson. Trained as an illustrator, Ms. Elson has been assembling minimal sculptures of subjects such as animals, homes, and methods of transportation using hunks of driftwood, tins with …

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Beautiful things help us cope with trying times. To that end, I’d like to share the charming artwork of driftwood artist Kirsty Elson. Trained as an illustrator, Ms. Elson has been assembling minimal sculptures of subjects such as animals, homes, and methods of transportation using hunks of driftwood, tins with chipped paint, wires, nails, and more.

Her method is driven by serendipity. She collects raw materials drifted on the beaches of Cornwall, a county on England’s rugged southwestern tip. Then, after closer examination, she lets the objects, and their materials dictate the work. The results are disarmingly charming pieces that, while showing a naïve quality, are simple and sophisticated at the same time. Her themes often depict coastal scenes.

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Today, I curated a selection of my favorite animals. To see more of Ms Elson’s work follow her Instagram account and check out her Etsy page where you can purchase some of her creations.

The video below, introduces the artists and her process. Check it out!

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All images ©Kirsty Elson