Living in the Land of 10,000 lakes, Jennifer Szczyrbak, has no trouble ﬁnding driftwood. Lake Superior, which the largest of all North American lakes, is just a short drive up I35 from her home town. The beach comber in her loves to go driftwood hunting and the lake yields many good ﬁnds. Being from the small town of Moose Lake, known as the Agate Capital of the World, it is no wonder that the ﬁrst driftwood creation she made was a small moose. Some of her most recent sculptures are of loons with agate eyes. The discovery of this natural resource has become an excellent opportunity for Jennifer to combine her creativity and love of nature to form unique works of art that represent the land she calls home. Prior to working with the monochromatic palette of worn and weathered driftwood, Jennifer expressed herself with highly textured and bright and abundantly colored paint on canvas. Many of her paintings express her love of perennial gardening. Her B.F.A. degree from UWSuperior came with an emphasis in painting. Jennifer admits she enjoys the change and challenge of creatively sculpting unique shapes of driftwood together to form wild animals.