A Devon-based artist hopes his latest work will raise awareness and money for the RNLI in the wake of Storm Ciara.

Brendan Rawlings has produced a a six-foot-tall angel made entirely fromdriftwood.

Credit: Zen Wood Design

Hailed the ‘Angel of the South’, the sculpture was created mostly from an old railway sleeper found on Budleigh Beach.

It will be on display at Torre Abbey in Torquay until 28th February and will then be transferred to the local RNLI station.

Rawlings is encouraging donations to the charity: “Since making the angel I’ve had a flood of people getting in touch saying how much it has touched and inspired them. I wanted to put that great feeling to good use and what better way than to reward these amazing volunteers who work for the RNLI."

The driftwood that has created the angel comes mainly from beaches in the local area so it feels right to be giving back to those that protect us on the coast.

Brendan Rawlings
Credit: Zen Wood Design