Combining his carpentry skills with his love for nature, Patrick Dougherty began to learn more about primitive techniques of building and to experiment with tree saplings as construction material. In 1982 his first work, MapleBodyWrap was included in the North Carolina Biennial Artists' Exhibition sponsored by the North Carolina Museum of Art. In…
"This artist is amazing... I found great pictures of Patrick Dougherty creations in Art Days, here is the link! http://www.art-days.com/patrick-dougherty-land-art-architecture/ Enjoy! :)"
"His work is not as fragile as it looks. You can lean on the structure or even sit in the window sill. :) They remind me of the homes in "Where the Wild Things Are" the movie. Modern yet ancient. Timel"
"im glad someone could learn how to use the raw materials around them to make a eye catching peice of art work. I also agree that its very refreshing to see."
"This sort of work would be amazing in the Royal botanical gardens in Burlington, On. They have an Earth art exhibit in the spring/summer months."