Very cool use of driftwood by artist Kiel Mead. Love to see creative and purposeful use of seemingly wasted materials.
Collected from the shores of Lake Eerie in New York, Kiel hand bleaches and stains each piece to create a completely unique piece of functional art. While the idea of a wall hook isn’t all that spectacular, Kiel admits that this project came as the result of an experiment in his studio where he likes to play with common objects.
Wood is one of those mediums that has a strange ability to evoke nostalgia. Each piece so unique and worn in its own way, it all tells a story. To bring that into someones home in a functional way is really cool.