Dougherty's Strange Nests

Patrick Dougherty, is an architect / artist of the current American landart born in 1945. His “natural wood installations” which are situated between art in situ and architecture are very particular. Cabins, giant nests of imaginary birds or pagan totems, Patrick Dougherty likes to build giant structures in the middle of nature, made of wicker strands, branches and moss. The artist lives in the United States and works all over the world, notably in botanical gardens or national monuments. He began his installations in 1980, combining his skills as a carpenter with his love of nature. Very prolific, it creates new installations every month. He worked, among other things, last year on a natural wood installation for the annual garden festival at the Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire in France and is currently on display at the American embassy in Serbia.

Childhood Dreams, 2007. Desert Botanic Garden, Phoenix, AZ
Disorderly Conduct, 2011. Guilford College, Greensboro, NC
Close Ties, 2006. Scottish Basket Makers Circle, Dingwall, Ecosse
Out in Front, 2013, Sarasota Museum of Art, Sarasota, Floride, États-Unis
Toad Hall, 2005. Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, CA
Cell Division, 1997. Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA

The work of Patrick Dougherty is presented in the architecture selection of Cercle Magazine N ° 1.

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