Driftwood wall hanging sculptures

Beach cleaning trips have been successfully combined with the gathering of driftwood to create these original sculptures. These differ from my previous sculptures in that they are wall hangings rather than free-standing.

This sculpture is of Frankie the Frugaldom pony with his distinctive markings.

The leaping horse was the first of the wall hanging driftwood sculptures, photographed here in the covered area beside the Ecoarts studio.

A cormorant in the classic pose. Some of the driftwood was already blackened so a thin protective coat of wood stain was sufficient to colour and protect the sculpture.

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Turning Beach Trash into Art

The Ecoarts studio is within easy reach of local beaches, the source of most of the driftwood used in previous sculptures. We are now trying to do our bit to raise awareness on the issue of plastic and fishing waste by recycling it into art.

Three of the beaches that we frequently visit for our beachcombing/beach cleaning trips are listed on the newly published scrapbook map, highlighting the worse areas for accumulations of debris on Scotland’s beaches.

We decided that we can no longer ignore this issue when collecting driftwood so beachcombing has now become beach cleaning, spending an hour or so on each visit filling sacks with assorted rubbish.

It is quite shocking to see the amount of waste material, most of it washed ashore but some of it dumped from the nearby road. Even some of the clearest stretches of beach do not stand up to closer inspection.

William the TrashArt duck was the first creation from the beach rubbish. Everything involved in creating the sculptures has been collected in recent beach cleaning visits.

Even the fish crates came from the beach, along with seemingly endless amounts of fishing rope and netting plus a massive range of plastic items.

The body of this pony is made from a lobster creel and he is being created using waste rope, netting and wire.

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Ecoarts launches new Etsy site

You can now commission an Ecoarts sculpture of your own via our new Etsy page. We have listed a full range of sculptures, ranging from medium sized animal sculptures to life size wooden and wire originals.

By purchasing from Ecoarts, you will be helping to support the project to create a Sculpture Park as part of the Social Enterprise project at Frugaldom in Dumfries & Galloway.

Each sculpture is unique and will be created by hand to your own specifications. We will be happy to discuss your requirements. If you would like your sculpture to resemble a particular horse or family pet, please provide photographs. You can discuss your options with the Artist – email hrmayson@aol.com

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Medicine Hat Pony Sculpture

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The latest artwork to be completed at the Ecoarts studio is this bust of Willow, the Frugaldom medicine hat pony. The sculpture is made from a variety of wood, including driftwood and discarded off-cuts recycled from the felled-woodland at the … Continue reading

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Ecoarts greyhound sculpture

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This greyhound sculpture was privately commissioned as a surprise Christmas gift. He is made from wild wood, salvaged from abandoned branches on former Forestry land at Frugaldom in Dumfries & Galloway. The sculpture is approximately four feet from nose to … Continue reading

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Darcy sculpture leaves for Lanarkshire

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Our latest completed wildwood sculpture has now been collected and transported to his new home on 11th November 2017! “Darcy” made the journey from Dumfries & Galloway to Darcy’s Equine Assisted Learning Centre CIC in Chapelton, South Lanarkshire. Darcy’s provides … Continue reading

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Busy summer at the Ecoarts studio

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Work at the Ecoarts studio this summer included a break from the usual animal sculptures for this commissioned fairy! She was made out of wildwood and recycled wire from the Frugaldom project. The wire horse has been completed and work … Continue reading

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Wire horse set to join Frugaldom project

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The latest sculpture to be completed by Ecoarts is a wire horse for the Frugaldom project in Dumfries & Galloway. The horse has been made largely from old chicken wire which has been recycled after taking down some old chicken … Continue reading

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Making the Frugaldom Unicorn

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This Unicorn has been made by Ecoarts entirely out of discarded wood and now has centre stage at the Frugaldom project. The head and neck of the unicorn in the early stages. The pieces are carefully positioned and screwed together to … Continue reading

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Mare and Foal wooden sculptures

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Wooden sculptures of a mare and foal created from recycled branches and sticks from old felled woodland. The materials were left to rot on the site of the Frugaldom project, once harvested as a woodland. The first Ecoarts wooden horse … Continue reading

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