By Patrick Dougherty
Utilizing minimum instruments and a straightforward means of bending, interweaving, and fastening jointly sticks, artist PatrickDougherty creates artworks inseparable with nature and the panorama. With a blinding number of types seamlesslyintertwined with their context, his sculptures evoke fantastical photos of nests, cocoons, cones, castles, and beehives. over the past twenty-five years, Dougherty has equipped greater than 2 hundred works through the usa, Europe, and Asia that variety from stand-alone constructions to a type of smooth primitive architectureevery piece captivating in its skill to fly via timber, overtake constructions, and almost defy gravity. Stickwork, Dougherty's first monograph, positive factors thirty-eight of his natural, dynamic works that twist the road among structure, panorama, and paintings. developed on-site utilizing in the neighborhood sourced fabrics and native volunteer hard work, Dougherty's sculptures are tangles of twigs and branches which have been reworked into anything unforeseen and wild, stylish and crafty, and infrequently funny. occasionally freestanding, and different occasions wrapping round timber, constructions, railings, and rooms, they're developed interior and in nature. As natural topic, the stick sculptures ultimately collapse and fade again into the panorama. that includes a wealth of photos and drawings documenting the development technique of each one amazing constitution, Stickwork preserves the legend of the guy who weaves the easiest of fabrics right into a singular creative triumph.