It was a day for walking through an interesting structure in the woods.
I headed to Tower Hill Botanic Garden this morning, arriving shortly after it opened. I wanted to see (and wander through) the new Stickwork installation titled "The Wild Rumpus".
It was fascinating to see the intricate weaving of natural materials that was used to build a larger than life sculpture. I was able to walk up to, around, and through parts of the sculpture.
THE WILD RUMPUS: A STICKWORK SCULPTURE BY PATRICK DOUGHERTY
We are extremely grateful to internationally acclaimed artist Patrick Dougherty, and his team of volunteers, for creating his latest towering Stickwork installation at Tower Hill Botanic Garden: The Wild Rumpus.
Patrick Dougherty bends, weaves, and flexes locally sourced saplings into architectural sculptures which are unique to the setting and dynamically relate to the landscape and built environment around them. Over the last 30 years, he has built more than 250 of these works. His award winning sculptures have been seen worldwide — from Scotland to Japan to Brussels, and all over the United States. “Here at Tower Hill we strive to show our visitors the value of plants and the impact nature can have on our lives,” said Tower Hill interim CEO Suzanne Maas. “We’re thrilled to experience Patrick Dougherty’s works up close and to see the power of plants through his unique perspective.”
text from :: STICKWORK INSTALLATION AT TOWER HILL
I highly recommend a visit to the artist's web site to see more of his wonderful sculptures. You can find Patrick Dougherty's work at www.stickwork.net.