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Reconnect with Nature: A Stickwork Exhibit – West Palm Beach

Posted by Lorea Thomson on Friday, January 22nd, 2021 at 10:30am.

Located in the Great Lawn area of Mounts Botanical Garden, 531 North Military Trail in West Palm Beach is this massive sculpture was designed by internationally acclaimed artist, Patrick Dougherty.  The Stickwork sculpture is created from 30,000 pounds of willow during a three-week “community build” project in which over 100 volunteers lent a helping hand.

Patrick Dougherty and his son/building partner, Sam Dougherty, along with the volunteers, completed the installation in a total of 632 hours over 159 shifts. Completed on January 26, 2019, visitors are now able to stroll through, appreciate, and become one with a living art experience!

The senior Dougherty is based out of North Carolina and is well known for his Stickwork projects that combine both his carpentry skills and love of nature. He has built more than 250 of these works over the last 30 years and has become internationally acclaimed.

Mounts Botanical Garden hours are Tuesday-Sunday, 9 am to 3 pm (last entry at 2:00 pm). The Garden is CLOSED on Monday and admission is $10 general (ages 13 and up); and $5 (children ages 5-12).

For more information, please contact Mounts Botanical Garden at (561) 233-1757.

Cutting Corners, by Patrick Dougherty, www.stickwork.net.  Mounts Botanical Garden.  Photo: Jacek Photo

 

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