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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.