Twigs carefully placed together to create a whimsical space near the bald spot at Carleton College. This sculpture was made with Willow, Buckthorn, and Dogwood harvested in Carleton’s Cowling Arboretum and McKnight Prairie. Artist Patrick Dougherty and Carleton staff, students and volunteers constructed it in October of 2002. On the plaque next to the sculpture it says it will have a expected life-span of two years. Now in 2006, four years later, it’s still standing – though some of the walls are bending over. I like how this space creates a fairy-tale landscape in contrast to the brick and mortar campus.
You can see more pictures at the Twiginometry exhibition » and check out what Patrick is up to at Stickwork.net »