(Part One in an Eight-Part Series on Brilliant and Unusual Artists of the World)
Heather Jansch’s driftwood sculptures feature a variety of animals, but the most abundant and notable subjects are horses. The artist has had a life-long love of horses, and it shows in the incredible detail she puts into her life-size horse sculptures. The magnificent figures are so lifelike and full of energy that they seem likely to spring into movement at any moment. Her work isn’t limited solely to horses and driftwood, however. She also sculpts other animals from driftwood and casts some of her sculptures in bronze.
It’s not every artist who can take a material as unconventional and unpredictable as driftwood and transform it into energetic and dynamic sculptures. Heather Jansch’s art is the perfect marriage of material, subject, and skilled artistry.