Atlantic Drift

Creative Driftwood and Woodcarvings by Al Whitworth, Eshaness, Shetland

Hillswick Wave Benches

This was my first commissioned work for the Grow Wild project in Hillswick.

The bench is inspired by the sea and nature so no edges, just flowing lines. The seats were planked from driftwood logs washed up on the Hillswick beaches, and the backs were split from logs donated to the Hillswick Wildlife Sanctuary for a project some years ago.

The bench is finished in oil, and will lose its current brightness and eventually take on a grey weathered look. The bench was planked, split and shaped with a chainsaw which has left the intended rugged and uneven finish.

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  1. Marghie 30 April 2016

    I sat on this bench today and it’s soooo comfortable…

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