Debra Bernier is an extraordinary artist from Victoria, Canada. She uses natural materials, such as driftwood, clay, and shells to create mesmerising sculptures. These intricate pieces represent the spirits of nature as human fusing together with the natural material. "When I work with driftwood, I never start with a blank canvas. Each piece of driftwood is already a sculpture, created by the caresses of the waves and wind" Debra told Bored Panda. "The wood tells a story and I try to think of its journey as I hold it in my hand. I extend or shorten the curves and contours that already exist into familiar shapes of animals or peoples' faces."


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The sculptor is inspired by her love for what is most sacred in the world - children, animals, nature. "The finished pieces are a reflection of not only my life, my family, and children, but of an eternal, sacred connection we all share with nature," she says.

Debra was in love with the beach and nature from childhood and she is still happy and thankful that she is able to share this love and her art with people. "The little girl in me is still fascinated by the shapes in wood, the sun sparkling on the water, smooth, grey stones, and salty seaweed. Simplicity brings me more happiness than complexity. I hope to share this with others."

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Yvonne Bernal 2 months ago

The lull of the ocean allows her to rest so comfortably.

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Laura Ingles. 2 months ago

This is very cleverly carved so it will go with the roots underneath. The Autumnal colours are beautiful.

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Yvonne Bernal 2 months ago

Does anybody else see an eagles head above her head? Gosh, simply amazing!

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Evisa Isabella Rose 2 months ago

Ah So beautifully carved~~~

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Pat Binns 2 months ago

Beautifully carved.

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Tiffany Myers 2 months ago

Graceful

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Tara Brinton 2 months ago

Gorgeous!

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Rhonda Baker 2 months ago

Your work takes my breath away.

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Teodora Gheorghe 2 months ago

Amazing!! Like seeing a real fairy emerging from her wooden home.

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Yvonne Bernal 2 months ago

I wish my shells had a mermaid.... mine only give me slugs!

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