Driftwood Sea Star
Sea stars or starfish as they are commonly know are neither stars or fish technically speaking, but who cares when they are as pretty as the driftwood ones made by Rachel White.
A range of seashells, beach glass and other small shoreline treasures nestle amongst the driftwood finds of this starfish.
Rachel is a driftwood and strandline artist living in Weymouth with her husband, a retired seaman, just a mile from the sea.
Made in her workshop studio, she sources her materials from local beaches and bays along the Jurassic Coast.
Her creations use only natural ‘as found’ driftwood pieces - in other words driftwood which has not been shaped or altered in any way.
She has exhibited and worked with driftwood since 2011. Her work with ghost nets and beach found plastics was exhibited at the 2019 ADEX Ocean Expo in Singapore and also featured in Mood Magazine, Asia, headlining the feature ‘Trash to Treasure’, more recently her work was shown in the December issue of the US magazine 'Beach Combing'.
Rachel’s signature driftwood artwork often includes tiny interwoven found objects to add interest to her pieces, such as sea glass, small shells and on occasion finds such as beach pottery fragments, fossils or beach metal.
The images show the actual item to be dispatched. Each piece is signed by the artist, stamped and numbered, and ready to hang on your wall by the 'D' ring hook on the reverse.
The starfish also bears a handwritten tag describing their Jurassic Coast provenance.Size: approx Ø 33 cm (13 inches)