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Participation in Stickwork Build at Mounts Botanical Garden

On 05, Feb 2019 | One Comment | In Blog, Design, Fine Art | By Caren Hackman

I was already a fan of Patrick Doherty’s world famous Stickwork when Mounts Botanical Garden in West Palm Beach, FL commissioned him to create a work of art. It was an honor to be included as one of the many volunteers who worked with Patrick and his son, Sam to create the monumental stick work that will be on display at Mounts.  The build took about three weeks. Volunteers worked with the Dohertys 6 days a week. The process began with willow trunk supports sticking out of the ground and ended with beautiful curvilinear architecture.

Me inside one of the Stickwork structures

The work is considered temporal and will age as the Florida weather works its magic. On my recent visit to see the completed stick work, I saw that some of the willow branches were sprouting leaves. As I walked through the sculpture I was greeted with a wonderful fresh scent of willow.

Early morning. Ready to begin work with Patrick Doherty and son, Sam

Comments

  1. Gayle

    Very impressive!!!

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