Patrick Dougherty Wood artist

Day dream, Tippet Rise Art Center, Fishtail. MT. Material: Willow

Patrick Dougherty was born in Oklahoma in 1945 and was raised in North Carolina. He earned a B.A. in English from the University of North Carolina in 1967 and an M.A. in Hospital and Health Administration from the University of Iowa in 1969. Later, he returned to the University of North Carolina to study art history and sculpture.

Villa Tempesta, Hermitage Museum & Gardens, Norfolk, VA. Materials: Sweetgum saplings

Combining his carpentry skills with his love of nature, Patrick began to learn more about primitive techniques of building and to experiment with tree saplings as construction material.

Call of the Wild, Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA. Materials: Willow

What drew me to this artist was the monumental scale of his works and how he used organic materials to replicate inorganic shapes. i love how he used his surroundings to his advantage, especially in call of the wild, where the pool of water looks like it cane from the huge water pitcher made of willow branches. i also love how his works look like nature is taking over modern day structures or inching in on civilized areas.

Spinoffs. DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA. Materials: Sweet Gum Saplings

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