Driftwood Art

Driftwood Art Sculptures by Jeffro Uitto

In 2017, Jeffro Uitto’s vision of driftwood art had changed to take advantage of an inventiveness not driven by work but an internal vision to shape the wood into something totally new. A portion of the work is free to structure, motivated by something regular, similar to the kelp woodlands.

The medium, as usual, is wood, bits of driftwood, once in a while several them, generally similarly as he discovered them, fitted together to imitate the muscle, ligament, and bones of the creatures in a natural structure that foggy spots the lines among plant and creature. The driftwood art medium incorporates logs and root wads of trees guaranteed by disintegration along the sea.

Driftwood Art

“Enormous Tasks” is the description by which he alludes to the pieces he’s focusing on now, and it’s especially able for the life-size rhinoceros he made for the Chimei Museum in Taiwan. This project became a priority for a considerable length of time after the historical center approached him to make something for a display about creatures. It was the push he required. Jeffro, who is 34, grew up in Tokeland, on Willapa Bay along the southern Washington coast.

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Jeffro’s property includes a cabin next door that he purchased and has converted into a studio. Wood, collected over years, surrounds both the house and studio, organized by shapes, textures, size and potential uses. It’s hard because he appreciates the pieces for their own singular, intrinsic beauty and it’s not easy to part with some of them. He points to a piece and says he’s thinking about leaving it just the way it is but putting a glass dome over it and simply display it for what it is, something natural and perfect.

His affinity for wood and shaping it came early. He grew up around the beach, with a free and easy lifestyle that included bikers and riding Harleys with his grandmother. He sometimes travels to be part of shows and exhibits and counts it as part of the cost of doing business for an artist. He doesn’t entirely mind the business side and he enjoys the contact and friendships he’s developed with clients, but it requires contacts he doesn’t have if he is to exhibit on an even bigger stage, so he is weighing whether to get outside representation.

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Some days Jeffro will look at a piece all day or pull off pieces and then put it back on the next day. It’s been months and several hundred hours of work and he’s still fiddling with it. Jeffro says “I know I will always be into some kind of creation and probably in this medium, but maybe more my own environment.” He loves the beach and says he’ll always keep his place there, but he’s drawn to the lush North River forests south of Aberdeen, too.

Driftwood Art
Driftwood Art

Read about other artists who work with wood HERE.

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