These majestic life-sized driftwood horses, made by British-born artist James Doran-Webb, lift your mind and soul the moment you see them. With the help of an assisting team of craftsmen, Doran-Webb expresses animal vitality and fierce energy in these masterful artworks that each take from 1,000 to 3,000 hours to make. The team handpicks every single piece of driftwood and then tries to figure out which ones of them fit the individual animal best.
His artworks are not only an aesthetic pleasure, but they also express a strong message about the life on our planet.
“I chose to sculpt animals as I have a great affinity for the animal spirit believing essentially that all living things share the bond of life and the struggle to exist,” Doran-Webb told DeMilked.
“The driftwood is very tactile and demands to be interacted with – if I could make one person a little more aware of nature and the impact of nature on their lives I would be happy. I am a firm believer in our need to practise sustainable living in order to give future generations a better chance of survival.“