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Beachcombing with driftwood artist Max Newhouse

Max Newhouse has been working with driftwood, which he calls an obsession, for almost five decades

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Maxwell Newhouse loads up his truck with driftwood October 17, 2013 at his studio in Chilliwack found around Vancouver Island.

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Mr. Newhouse, 66, began working with driftwood when he was 17.

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Mr. Newhouse made a harp out of yellow cedar he scavenged.

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Max Newhouse salvages driftwood from the shores of Vancouver Island and crafts them into pieces of art, such as this drum.

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