BERRIEN SPRINGS — Wayne Andrews’ love of the natural world flows from within and out through his hands to create award-winning wood and bronze wildlife sculptures in startling detail.

“He is a lover of nature, and portrays those things in a way to inspire you and to care more about nature,” said fellow artist Jackie Carlson of Elkhart, Ind. “As we all know with climate change, nature really is in danger across the world. He’s a naturalist trying to get people inspired about nature.”

Finding inspiration in nature

Wayne Andrews’ cherry wood sculpture, “Sea Otter,” won the People’s Choice award in a recent Fire Arts Inc., juried art show.

Finding inspiration in nature

Wayne Andrews’ bronze sculpture, “Polar Bear,” took first prize in a recent Fire Arts Inc., juried art show.

Finding inspiration in nature

Wayne Andrews created this wooden sculpture of a yellow-throated warbler.