Driftwood Sculpture - The Dancing Minstrel
A dancing minstrel made using driftwood as the primary material. Other materials used are pine cone scales, a branch burl, and walnut shells.
H x 24", W x 13"
The foundation or beginning piece for this sculpture was the burl head piece, found deep in an Appalachian mountain forest of Quebec. I like to keep interesting and rare burls like this exposed and easy to see on the sculpture. This highlights the unique beauty of a burl, and how it compliments the sculpture as a whole. The next thing to do was find a torso, which I obtained from a recent batch of driftwood delivered from Quebec. The walnut shoulder pieces were attached to that and the arms then took a couple weeks or so to find a good matching pair. I then had to find legs which were discovered in one piece of flood plain driftwood from the roots of a tree. All together these parts were posed to create a medieval era minstrel, frozen in the middle of his dance routine.