Thursday, 7 May 2009

Bench of the Week (3)




This driftwood bench is located on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Click to enlarge the photo.




Photo Credit: Winston & Michaelle CC=flickr.

21 comments:

Clair Dickson said...

Way cool!

hillybillyfarmgirl said...

A true piece of art! Beautiful, I wonder how it is to sit in it? Anybody??
;-)

Charles Gramlich said...

that is so cool. I could hang out seriously on that bench.

Leigh Russell said...

I love this bench and I'm so pleased to be the first to comment on it. I wonder what it's like to sit on? Does anyone ever dare to try it? I'd be scared of damaging it. It's wonderful. Far far more wonderful than 99.9% of modern 'art'.

RuneE said...

That bench must qualify as one of the most original benches ever seen! I wonder how it is to sit in. Thank you for sharing (and comments)!

Dark Wolf said...

Beautiful bench. An original and wonderful work :)

Phoenix C. said...

Now this is one I would like in my garden!! I might have a go at making one ... thanks for the inspiration, Barbara!

PS: The Word Verification is 'dessin' - maybe it's meant to be created!

laughingwolf said...

interesting, but dunno how comfy?

Teresa said...

I love the use of drift wood in this bench! Where is it on Vancouver Island? What's the nearest town? I'll take the ferry to Vancouver Island and go sit on it next time I visit my dad.

A Cuban In London said...

Of all the photos of benches you have uploaded so far this is my favourite. Many thanks. It's superb.

Greetings from London.

Barbara Martin said...

Clair, the bench had a similar affect upon me.

Hilly, I imagine it would feel like any bench with a slat seat.

Charles, my sentiments exactly.

Barbara Martin said...

Leigh, in western Canada there are many garden centres that sell 'driftwood' benches, so I would expect them to be quite safe to sit on.

RuneE, the photo caught my eye and I thought how perfect for the post.

Mihai, the builder is an artist.

Barbara Martin said...

Phoenix, if you have driftwood in your area then you should give it a try and let us know how you did.

Tony, what bench is comfy without pillows?

Teresa, on flickr, Winston & Michelle stated the photo was taken in Bamfield, B.C. on Vancouver Island. Where in Bamfield specifically? Anyone's guess.

Barbara Martin said...

Cuban, certainly a different kind of bench.

laughingwolf said...

touche ;) lol

David Cranmer said...

Very unique and one with nature.

Barbara Martin said...

Tony, my bench search was fruitful here.

David, certainly not an every day kind of bench.

Ruahines said...

Kia ora Barbara,
Oh that is just stunning! I can "feel" the smoth texture of that worn wood from here. This is really a work of art.
Aroha,
Robb

Marian said...

Just beautiful, Barbara, thanks for sharing.

I'd like to PhotoShop Forrest Gump on to that particular bench. :)

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

oh, that thing is very cleverly made

Barbara Martin said...

Robb, wonderful piece of work done.

Marian, the bench is indeed striking.

Gary, glad you like it.