With Spectacular Stick Sculptures by Patrick Dougherty, Art and Nature Collide

Jennifer Hattam
Living / Culture
August 6, 2010

'Summer Palace,' Pennsylvania

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"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," the artist has said.

"When I turned to sculpture as an adult, I was drawn to sticks as a plentiful and renewable resource."

"Summer Palace" (2009) at the Morris Arboretum, University of Pennsylvania. Photo credit: Rob Cardillo