No, I don’t have hair on my feet, and I’m taller than a table, but viewing Patrick Dougherty’s magical ‘Stickart’ sculptures, I felt I had finally found my dream home. It doesn’t have a white picket fence, or an in-ground pool, but you can stand up inside and walk around!
Although I do have a round jovial face, please don’t send me any hand me downs in bright green or yellow, (I’m a purple kind of girl)!
Patrick Dougherty doesn’t limit his creations to dwellings only, but most of his installations allow for the viewer to enter and experience the fantasy of another world.
‘Earth and Land’ artists create their works outdoors, on site, from whatever is out there in nature – dirt, sticks, rocks etc, (much like Aliens who create crop circles, wink,wink). Patrick Dougherty sticks to sticks.
He labels his work ‘Stickart’ and can be found on his website of the same name. His work appears to be inspired by the nests of African bird weavers.
Dougherty’s work is not only art, but a political statement as well. “I’m challenging traditional thinking about art”, says Patrick. “My sculpture doesn’t last forever and it can’t be bought or sold”.
You can experience Patrick’s latest installation at the San Francisco Civic Center.