Environmental Artist Patrick Dougherty Book Signing Presented by Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities

Presented by Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities

Patrick Dougherty will be signing copies of his book, Stickwork, featuring over 200 pages of photos, anecdotes, and insights into his methods and his art, which uses tree saplings as construction material. The Country Bookshop will be on site selling this Limited-Edition monograph.

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Space is limited, registration is free and required for admission

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Born in Oklahoma in 1945, Dougherty was raised in North Carolina. He earned a B.A. in English from the University of North Carolina in 1967 and an M.A. in Hospital and Health Administration from the University of Iowa in 1969. Later, he returned to the University of North Carolina to study art history and sculpture.Combining his carpentry skills with his love of nature, Patrick began to learn more about primitive techniques of building and to experiment with tree saplings as construction material. In 1982 his first work, Maple Body Wrap, was included in the North Carolina Biennial Artists' Exhibition, sponsored by the North Carolina Museum of Art. In the following year, he had his first one-person show entitled, Waitin' It Out in Maple at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

His work quickly evolved from single pieces on conventional pedestals to monumental scale environmental works, which required saplings by the truckloads. Over the last thirty-some years, he has built over 300 of these works, and become internationally acclaimed. His sculpture has been seen worldwide -- from Scotland to Japan to Brussels, and all over the United States.

He has received numerous awards, including the 2011 Factor Prize for Southern Art, North Carolina Artist Fellowship Award, Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, Henry Moore Foundation Fellowship, Japan-US Creative Arts Fellowship, and National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship.

Event date: 
Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 5:00pm
Event address: 
Weymouth Center
555 E Connect
Southern Pines, NC 28387
Stickwork Cover Image
Please call for price 910.692.3211
ISBN: 9781568989761
Availability: Subject to Availability. (Our database may have books that are unavailable due to various constraints.)
Published: Princeton Architectural Press - August 25th, 2010

Using minimal tools and a simple technique of bending, interweaving, and fastening together sticks, artist PatrickDougherty creates works of art inseparable with nature and the landscape. With a dazzling variety of forms seamlesslyintertwined with their context, his sculptures evoke fantastical images of nests, cocoons, cones, castles, and beehives.