Patrick Dougherty Installation

A sculpture will be installed on the front lawn of the Taft Museum of Art this April by world-renowned environmental artist Patrick Dougherty, who specializes in creating large interactive sculptures out of tree saplings.

The sculpture will take an estimated three weeks to create with the help of volunteers and will last for two years. Visitors will be able to touch and walk through the sculpture.

Patrick Dougherty combines his carpentry skills with his love of nature to produce his first artworks in 1980s. Over the last 30 years he has built more than 250 monumentally scaled environmental works in the U.S. and abroad and has won numerous awards.

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Above: Ruaille Buaille (2008) Sculpture in the Parklands, County Offaly, Ireland. Photo: James Farher