Patrick Dougherty

"Bending Sticks" closing remarks

Closing thoughts (7/19/2014)

Last night here at FRANK Gallery we had the pleasure of hosting world-renowned artist Patrick Dougherty for a screening of the documentary Bending Sticks, which discusses the incredible sculptures he creates using saplings from across the country. If you missed it, click here to read more about this artist in our pre-event post.

This screening was followed by a delightful reception; we are currently in the process of uploading photographs from this event. Check our site and Facebook page frequently for updates.

We'd like to take this time to once again thank Patrick Dougherty and the creators of the film Bending Sticks for attending the event; it was a terrific night of thought-provoking discussion about using nature in artworks.

Patrick Dougherty's Stickworks - "Bending Sticks" and origin

Patrick Dougherty's Stickworks - "Bending Sticks" and origin

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.