It’s amazing how sculptor James Doran-Webb captures the raw spirit and freedom of wild horses in his stunning driftwood horse sculptures. Every single piece of driftwood used in these beautiful sculptures is meticulously assembled to give shape to the galloping horses’ features. The fluid forms of the driftwood that are carved by the waves perfectly match the horses’ movements.
However, working with driftwood to create these intricate sculptures is no easy task. Doran-Webb, along with a team of craftsmen, spends anywhere from 1,000 to 3,000 hours to make a life-size sculpture based on the complexities of the armature and anatomy. The artist says that the driftwood is very tactile and demands to be interacted with, making the entire process a labor of love and patience.