Admiring these driftwood sculptures created by Vincent Richel, an artist and sculptor based in Rangeley, Maine. He collects the driftwood from the Western Mountains of Maine lakes, cleans it and then sculpts them untreated. His sculptures are inspired by elements and animals often depicting them in their natural environment.Â On the Rangeley-Maine site he says this about his work: Â
â€œInspired by nature and the beauty of my surroundings, I create sculptures with driftwood in an attempt to emulate nature. Each collected piece that has been weathered, and shaped by time and the elements, is unique. The pieces come together to create sculptures that evoke a feeling of having drifted naturally; like the flow of water creating a drift in a lake. My sculptures pay homage to the cycle of life, and become a reflection of nature and its intrinsic beauty.â€
More of his work can be viewed here on Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Vincent Richel.