Hand-carved fantastic characters
Debra Bernier, a painter, searches the local wilderness for inspiration for her work. The painter, 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 once she is outdoors. I am in love of Mama Evolution’s masterpieces, she tells My Contemporary Met, when she strolls in the woods, investigates rock pools, or beachcombs.
Bernier regards being in environment with respect and as a healing activity. It has significant meaning for her, and as a result, it serves as the primary source of motivation for her palm artwork. She says, „I’m encircled by rainbows, interesting forms, and complex patterns.“ „And sometimes those organic creations, 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 rock 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 artwork.
The last episodes in the histories of the artifacts are represented by the female nymphs and facial feature images on wood. Bernier exclaims, „I’m amazed by how every bit of wood is unique. Wood is shaped by a variety of factors, including climate, rain, sand, insects, 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 nature. „I consider this trip and how I can give it a concluding chapter as a work of art“ as I work on a piece of wood in my studio.
Bernier has an Etsy store where she offers her wood carvings and other items.
Wood carvings by artist Debra Bernier have fantastical characters etched into them.