Multi-media artist Kirsty Elson creates beautiful artworks by using bits of driftwood, shells, and other seaside scraps she finds in her hometown in Cornwall, England.
“I love the idea of using unremarkable found objects and turning them into one-off sculptures,” the artist shared on her personal website. “I’m inspired by my surroundings, but mostly I’m inspired by the materials I find. I hope my work makes you smile!”
“The great thing about driftwood is that each piece is very different,” she added in an interview with Studio Wallop. “I tend to let the materials lead me, rather than having an idea in my head and trying to find a piece to fit my idea… I let the materials do the work really.”
Lighthouses, beach houses, boats, and sharks are just some of the sculptures Elson creates. The gifted artist also has a degree in illustration and printmaking. If you are interested in her work, hop onto her Instagram account for more!