Patrick Dougherty

Patrick Dougherty combines his carpentry skills with his love of nature to make fantastical, massive sculptures out of willow saplings and branches. He is currently working on an installation at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden as part of the institution's centennial celebration. I have been watching the work in progress over the last week. The first section of the installation is done today, and there are a few more to follow. I love the beautiful curving lines of the bent willows, so intricately woven and slightly out-of-this-world looking. Perhaps it is this Alice-in-Wonderland aspect of his work that I find most appealing.

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