driftwood boats

The driftwood used by Christoph to build his boat sculptures is old. It was for a long time in contact to pure sea water and sunlight. It has a soul.
Similar to the old Japanese cabinetmakers that went to the woods to find the right tree Christoph goes to the beach to find boats.

Christoph Slu:"The boat is inside the wood already when it is found."

Although the most driftwood Christoph uses is old and bleached to the core, it always surprises him when sometimes this old wood smells of tree gum, like it would be still alive.

CS (2012)