Driftwood Allure by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery

April 08, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

Driftwood Grain (Select the photo to see in a larger format)

DriftwoodGrain_20210321_850_8931Driftwood GrainA closeup of the grain of a driftwood stump found on Moonstone Beach in South Kingstown, Rhode Island.

A closeup of the grain of a driftwood stump found on Moonstone Beach in South Kingstown, Rhode Island.

There is an undeniable attraction to driftwood as we walk the beach. From far away, it is something bleached, twisted, different, and interesting. Up close, there are patterns, swirls, embedded with sand and stones.

To others, it is an inspiration. It is art. Henry David Thoreau wrote of its inspiration on the beach. To critic Harold Rosenberg, it is a way of explaining modern art: "Modern Art does not have to be actually new; it only has to be new to somebody—to the last lady who found out about the driftwood."

In this case, pictured, we decide to take a seat and enjoy the view as the waves provide their music upon the shore.

(See more photos of driftwood on Moonstone Beach in our post "Driftwood And Stacked Up Stones".

Driftwood Stump (Select the photo to see in a larger format)

DriftwoodStump_20210321_850_8931Driftwood StumpA driftwood stump on Moonstone Beach in South Kingstown, Rhode Island

A driftwood stump on Moonstone Beach in South Kingstown, Rhode Island

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