Driftwood by Peter
Peter sees driftwood art as a way of creating something worthwhile and individual from almost nothing.
He uses local driftwood collected from Broughty Ferry beach. After disinfecting, cleaning and drying, Peter takes inspiration for the finished creation from the piece itself.
Peter says “I create from my imagination. Each piece is unique. When I collect driftwood I look for pieces with quirky shapes. I’ll examine the piece and help it on its way to what it is to finally become by adding a few finishing touches. Sometimes I see the artwork immediately before I pick the piece off the sand. Other times I’ll look at it from different angles and imagine what it could be.”
“The driftwood talks to me and tells me what it should end up as. So if I see the shape of a whale or a fish I will add a tail and eyes or if I see the hull of a boat I will add masts and sails to end up with a unique product”.
Peter also works in leather, creating belts and keyrings which he hopes to bring to the Dundee Design Project in the near future.