August 25, 2010

halls made of willows

Across from the post office in town, there is this three-room building made entirely out of willow branches.  It wasn't built with any nails, staples, or rope... only willows.   It's pretty neat.

The little building is the work of a N.C. artist named Patrick Dougherty.  It was built in July as an exhibition for the Sun Valley Center for the Arts.  Judging by his calendar, it looks like he does one of these every month or so.  (I note in his portfolio that he even created a set for a Duke play, so I guess he does all kinds of things with sticks.)  Below are photos from his web site of a couple of his past installations from Phoenix, RDU (airport art!) and the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden.  Cool.

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