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."

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
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4 years ago

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

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Denise James
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4 years ago

Awesome!!!

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The Alchemist
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4 years ago

I feel like these depict the tree from Pocahontas when she was younger.

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Tara Brinton
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4 years ago

She's so beautiful!

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Pat Binns
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4 years ago

Beautifully carved.

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Yvonne Bernal
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4 years ago

Oh WoW! - I want one of these!

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Tara Brinton
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4 years ago

Gorgeous!

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Rhonda Baker
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4 years ago

Your work takes my breath away.

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Pi...
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4 years ago

Like one of those mermaids that u put on the hull on an old ghost ship...

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Yvonne Bernal
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4 years ago

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

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Tara Brinton
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4 years ago

That's incredible!

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4 years ago

When you see the Next 150 button ;-;

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Tara Brinton
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4 years ago

Magical!

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Viktoria Zellner
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4 years ago

so cute!!!

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Carol Buess
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4 years ago

This is so beautiful

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Roselientje
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4 years ago

Cool!

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Misty Pal
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4 years ago

cute little baby..

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Tara Brinton
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4 years ago

Its is amazing how well you carve the faces! So smooth like flesh. Very feminine finish.

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Neha Soni
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4 years ago

These piece of art are magical....complete fan of your work..

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cyn smith
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4 years ago

"Give me your sorrows and let them be turned to blessings"

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Pi...
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4 years ago

Maleficent

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Roselientje
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4 years ago

One lovely satisfied baby

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Tara Brinton
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4 years ago

She's so lifelike!

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Roselientje
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4 years ago

Wow, looks magical

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Pi...
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4 years ago

Bootstrap Bill...is that u?!

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cyn smith
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4 years ago

This matches in intention one of my own - overcoming tragedy into entirely different person... IMG_0369-5...e87b87.jpg IMG_0369-581cd53e87b87.jpg

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Tara Brinton
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4 years ago

So intricate!

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Carol Buess
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4 years ago

This one takes my breath away

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Lucina Sandoval-Gordon
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4 years ago

I want this!

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Philippa Bloom
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7 months ago

Incredible! I’m hooked

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Tara Brinton
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4 years ago

O wow!

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Tara Brinton
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4 years ago

Incredible!

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MysticalMan
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4 years ago

Beautiful

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Roselientje
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4 years ago

Makes me think of the three in pocohontas.

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cyn smith
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4 years ago

Generations of connectedness to any and all things- you truly are blessed and tell that each speaks to you as you create it...how are ever able to part with them is beyond me!

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Santa Odium
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4 years ago

Beautiful!

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cyn smith
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4 years ago

This speaks volumes to me in my path of adversity into transcendence of the gifted soul I was intended to be ... your work is of a devine nature it is my hope that those who have had pleasure of purchasing your pieces treasure that spiritually more than a simple monetary exchange.