Jeffro Uitto does by creating breathtaking sculptures from driftwood. Based in Tokeland, Washington, he patiently rummages the shores of his place, as well as the banks of Smith Creek and the valleys between the Willapa Hills to rescue what he finds to be the most adequate sticks, slabs and roots for his purposes. After finding the right pieces – a process which can take him months to complete – these will become, in due time and after the necessary time to be cured, stunning organic artworks which can take him years to sculpt.
Jeff Uitto’s artworks actually cause a deep impact on viewers since, owing to the kind of material used, they strongly convey the feeling that Nature has played an important role in their production too. In fact, the driftwood has been touched by the invisible hands of the Elements for years, polished, caressed and tended before the artist even got started with his crafting.