Woodworking is in no way a new art form, but it has one major downside – countless trees have to die to make it happen. Jeffro Uitto managed to bypass this obstacle by creating his wood sculptures with bits and pieces he found at beaches around Washington.
His workshop “Knock on Wood” is known for its signature sculptures, made from discarded wood. Uitto describes it as “a place where nature’s leftovers get a second chance at stardom,” and he usually uses pieces of wood found on the beach to depict wild animals, such as lions, rhinos and eagles.
This visionary artist has enjoyed collecting driftwood since his childhood, and his sculptures provide him with an opportunity to channel his love for nature in a truly unique way.
“It’s really nature inspired, the love and curiosity for the subjects and the infinity of materials. It’s really humbling to see how many people connect with the work. It’s also important to bring attention to these animals, their mysterious beauty and the extinction they face,” Uitto told Bored Panda.