Sculptures made from wood
Debra Bernier, an artist, searches the local wilderness for inspiration for her work. The artist, who works in sculpture, creates whimsical creatures out of objects she discovers while walking along the local beach that capture the same sense of amazement she feels when she is outside. I am in awe of Mom Nature’s masterpieces, she tells My Contemporary Met, when she strolls in the woods, investigates tide pools, or beachcombs.
Bernier regards being in environment with respect and as a healing activity. It has great significance for her, and as a result, it serves as the primary source of motivation for her hand-carved artwork. She says, “I’m encircled by colors, interesting forms, and complex patterns.” “And sometimes those organic masterpieces, like a spider’s web or the hues on a leaf, were simply formed. Other times, something I can grasp in my hands, like a stone or a fossil, took thousands of years to produce. She is grateful for these wonderful concoctions and carries on their tradition with her own contributions. “There is an invisible, holy bond between ourselves and the natural environment. I attempt to demonstrate this togetherness via my art.
The last episodes in the histories of the artifacts are represented by the female nymphs and human face images on driftwood. Bernier exclaims, “I’m amazed by how every piece of driftwood is distinctive. Driftwood is shaped by a variety of factors, including climate, water, sand, bugs, pebbles, and even the moon and its impact on the tide. She views the driftwood as a piece of art that has been sculpted by time and environment. “I consider this trip and how I can give it a concluding chapter as a piece of artwork” as I work on a piece of wood in my studio.
Bernier has an Etsy store where she sells her driftwood carvings and other items.
Driftwood artworks by artist Debra Bernier have fantastical characters carved into them.