Driftwood People

Imagine you’re walking through the woods early in the morning. The sun has yet to rise and a thick fog is rolling in around you. The air feels wet and heavy. With each careful step forward the earth gives way leaving a small trace that you were there. You look up and ahead to make sure you haven’t gotten too far off track. That’s when you see a human form with fog swirly around it. It’s just dark enough and you’re just far enough away to not get a good look at the figure. You wonder, “is someone else out here with me?” 

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That’s what I pictured when I saw the article HERE.  Japanese artist Nagato Iwasaki created the human figures out of driftwood and placed them throughout the woods as if they were wandering through the thicket.  

 This piece reminded me of my time working for Run For Your Lives (the Zombie Run). We’d set up these obstacle courses for days before the actual event and I did one event each weekend but nothing prepares you for 4am on event day as the zombies walked to their zones. It was easily my favorite part of the day because no matter how many races I planned and produced, the zombies were ALWAYS scary.  

I’m not an adrenaline junkie in regards to looping rides or skydiving, but give me something that goes bump in the night and I LOVE IT.  

What would you do if you stumbled upon these figures? 

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  • http://www.thefreeandwildblog.com Annie

    These are definitely creepy…especially in the woods. That last picture– I would die.

  • http://www.christineeveryday.com Christine Everyday

    I think they are so cool! They remind me of something out of a movie but I’m not sure which movie…

  • http://kyleandjensmith.blogspot.com/ Jen

    Wow, these are incredible and bizarre all at the same time. I would definitely be intrigued if I stumbled across them.

  • http://ohhey-ilikethat.com Lauren

    There’s a guy near where I live that makes a lot of sculptures out of metal and places them on his front lawn. If it’s dark enough and I’m sleepy enough, they scare the bejeezus out of me!