November 2021 – 2023 in Kapnick Caribbean Garden
Over the course of three weeks, North Carolina-based sculptor and environmental artist Patrick Dougherty, his son, Sam, and handpicked local volunteers will transform approximately 30,000 pounds of willow saplings into an immersive structure on the Kapnick Caribbean Garden lawn. Only once the sculpture is complete will Dougherty name it, choosing a title that reflects its shape, location, or the feeling it evokes. The work will remain on-site for approximately two years.
This exhibition is included with general Garden admission.
Construction for STICKWORK will take place on November 1 – 12 and 15 – 19.
Patrick Dougherty will give a lecture on November 3, 2021 at the U. Tobe Recital Hall at Florida Gulf Coast University. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, click here.
STICKWORK is the signature sculpture of environmental artist, Patrick Dougherty, who has created these site-specific, interactive community art installations all over the world. They are instantly recognizable by their organic, twisting forms made of sticks and whimsical silhouettes.
Dougherty’s unique works of art truly become part of the landscape and have been described as unexpected and wild, yet elegant. He often uses materials native to the surroundings to create his transitory works of art, each unique to its location.