Wednesday, March 28, 2007

patrick dougherty



"My affinity for trees as a material seems to come from a childhood spent wandering the forest around Southern Pines, North Carolina – a place with thick underbrush and many intersecting lines evident in the bare winter branches of trees. When I turned to sculpture as an adult, I was drawn to sticks as a plentiful and renewable resource. I realized that saplings have an inherent method of joining – that is, sticks entangle easily. This snagging property is the key to working material into a variety of large forms.” Patrick Dougherty

i like it.


3 comments:

** Terramia ** said...

Wow... beautiful!

nonchalant said...

Are these forms habitable? Or just for view?

mohairpink said...

Wooly mammoth freeform shelter. Like it aussi.