March 13, 2009

Artist: Patrick Dougherty

Happy Art Friday, friends! Today I'm featuring the awesome (literally!) work of Patrick Dougherty. He works with saplings on a grand scale. This first piece is called Just Around the Corner, and it's installed at the University of Southern Indiana. Don't you just want to wander inside and, I don't know, sit in the dark? LOL

This next piece has the BEST title: Doin The Locomotion. More proof that titles of artwork can really increase the enjoyment/understanding of art.

Finally, my favorite. Na Hale 'o waiawi (Wild Dwellings Built From Strawberry Guava) The super cool part is that this can be seen at the Contemporary Art Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii, and I'M GOING THERE IN JANUARY!!! Gotta love time share exchanges.
If you'd like to view more of Dougherty's work visit his website. Or there's this neat video showing how he built one of his piece on a storefront on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles.

Have a fantastic weekend!

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