You might have noticed in the thumbnail image that there is yet another artist in the same creative "vein" as Patrick Dougherty: Ms. Hillary Fayle, an MFA student in Richmond, Virginia (attending Virginia Commonwealth University) and our Artist of the Day.
Artist of the Day - Michael Brown
Hello and welcome to yet another edition of AotD: today's artist is Michael Brown, a mural painter and local artist. Today we'll take a look at one of his murals, entitled "Parade of Humanity", which is a staple of the Franklin Street experience for many students and visitors alike. Feel free to look over this Wikipedia article for information about local murals, including those by other artists.
Artist of the Day - Patrick Dougherty
Today's topic is the artwork of North Carolinian and internationally-renowned artist Patrick Dougherty. Something truly remarkable about Dougherty and his work is the skill with which he is able to manage the labor-intensive task of using live saplings to create thought-provoking pieces. There are now over 230 extant Dougherty works; the thumbnail image of this post is actually a 1997 work entitled Cell Division as seen at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Georgia.