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Stickwork: Patrick Dougherty @ The Hermitage Museum & Gardens

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Stickwork: Patrick Dougherty @ The Hermitage Museum & Gardens

A single stick can change the pattern.

Carpenter and artist Patrick Dougherty has a vision in mind as he carefully bends sticks to form a new creation. 

He and his son, Sam, travel around the U.S. and other countries putting up new work in different spaces. Outside of Patrick's vision, you never know what the sculpture will be before it's complete. When he first arrives, it's off to collect the trees he'll use for the project.

About twenty volunteers go out with him to take the trees down and strip them to only the pliable rods used in the fixture. For the creation at the Hermitage, Patrick and his team spent three weeks working in rain or shine. 

At the end of their time, everyone stands back to see what was accomplished with imagination, creativity, teamwork, and a pile of sticks.

Visit the Hermitage Museum & Gardens to see Patrick's work up close. For more information about the exhibit visit the Hermitage website, http://bit.ly/2dmkFyS or Facebook page, http://bit.ly/2dGfDuE