Patrick Dougherty

Patrick Dougherty Creates Art for Bernheim Forest
6:00 am
Mon April 23, 2012

Sculptor Prefers Sticks to Stone


Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest visiting artist Patrick Dougherty will unveil the large willow sculpture he created on the Bernheim grounds this week.

Dougherty has created more than 200 large-scale sculptures all over the world, from a piece for the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens to a Shinto temple in Japan. His raw materials are indigenous tree saplings and branches, like the locally-sourced willow, maple and gum branches that make up this sculpture, but Dougherty just calls them “sticks.”

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