Protecting our water one art piece at a time
Coming from a family where my mother painted and created art, there is no surprise that I have followed in her footsteps. As someone who lives on the shores of Georgian Bay, I feel connected with the water where we live and play. As an outdoorsman who fishes the waters and the streams that feed Georgian Bay, I see the water more than most. Probably like you, I’ve always been concerned about environmental matters related to the water and the habitat that surrounds Georgian Bay. By working together we can do a better job in becoming protectors and stewards of the land and water.
Walking the shorelines of Georgian Bay or spending time with family at Wasaga Beach I was always drawn to the unique pieces of driftwood that would wash up after strong winds. I decided to put these beautiful pieces of wood together into sculptures that reflect the natural forms of the area.
“Working with natural materials at the edge of Georgian Bay allows me to interact with nature and take in the stunning scenery. By creating this art for people, it allows me to capture a bit of the natural beauty of Georgian Bay and bring it into their home or cottage.”
Walking the waters edge, I was distracted from enjoying the beauty by constant plastic and foam washing up on the shoreline. While picking up driftwood I would also pick up the plastic and foam that litter the area, but the problem was bigger than one person. I wanted to support environmental organizations and bring a greater awareness to protecting our drinking water in the area where we live and play. Every purchase of a driftwood sculpture not only removes plastic and foam from the shoreline, but proceeds go towards supporting clean water initiatives in and around Georgian Bay.