I was reading an article about unusual art today when I came across this impressive sculpture by Patrick Dougherty and decided to look him up.  Patrick Dougherty is a stickwork and branch-bender extraordinaire. what I would call a ‘branch master’. I was absolutely awestruck by his breathtaking sculptures. I was so impressed that I just had to share some pictures of his amazing sculptures on here.


Combining his carpentry skills with his love of nature, Patrick Dougherty began to learn about primitive techniques of building and to experiment with tree saplings as construction material. Beginning about 1980 with small works, fashioned in his backyard, he quickly moved from single pieces on conventional pedestals to monumental site-specific installations that require sticks by the truckload. To date he has built over two hundred such massive sculptures all over the world. Here are some of his sculptures.

Impressive stickwork by Patrick Dougherty
Stand by me
'Sortie De Cave' Meaning Cave Exit
Willow Houses
Mind-blowing nest houses made of living trees

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  • misskedia
    July 1, 2011

    Lovin the art!

  • NTJ
    October 30, 2012

    Brilliant and inspiring

    Has there been any “how to” stuff recorded and shared?