Creative Sculpture in Altenmarkt/Pongau

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Creative sculpture in Altenmarkt im Pongau, Austria

While walking along the venues of the festival Natura.Kreativ in Altenmarkt I came across a class in creative sculpture ran by artist Walter Puchmayr. Participants were told how to create artworks by combining driftwood, stones and metal in a creative way.

Personally I was especially impressed by the idea to work with driftwood. This is not just wood. This is widely travelled wood. Pieces which had floated for miles and saw a lot of different manifestations of a river.

Tealight created at the Natura.Kreativ in Altenmarkt im Pongau, Austria

Walter Puchmayr told me he generally uses local driftwood which he had collected in the days before the classes take place. By the way at the class I saw some interesting examples of work, such as a tea-light holder made of wood with a piece of nacre as reflector.