A sculptor has created a 6ft-tall (1.8m) statue of an angel entirely from driftwood.
Exeter-based artist Brendan Rawlings created the piece to help fundraise for the RNLI charity.
The sculpture, hewed mostly from an old railway sleeper, weighs nearly 13 stone (80kg) and took a week to make.
Mr Rawlings plans to tour the angel around beaches in Devon and Cornwall, where he collects the wood, starting in Exmouth on 29 February.
He said he was inspired to create the sculpture after recalling a painting of an angel he had forgotten about for nearly a decade.
"I was just lying in bed one night and it popped into my head... I thought that would look amazing in driftwood.
"You can use the natural form of the wood, once you've sliced [the driftwood] it looks like a feather," said Mr Rawlings, who runs the Zen Wood Design company.
The first task for working with the driftwood was drying it out in a kiln to "make sure there's no creepy crawlies in it", he said.
Initial sculpting was done with a chainsaw, to create the general outline, and the fine detail was created with a chisel and sandpaper.
He said was inspired to raise money for the lifeboat charity because the recent difficult weather conditions "made me think 'these guys deserve the extra cash'."
"Most of them are volunteers and it's giving something back to where I live, that local community," he added.
It is currently on display in Torre Abbey's Spanish Barn in Torquay as part of a exhibition put on by the Torbay Guild Of Artists.