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Day Five of the Dougherty Installation

Even when the Garden is closed to visitors on Mondays, a lot goes on behind the gates. With the scaffolding now in place and volunteers working through the weekend and today, the Patrick Dougherty installation is really starting to take shape. It's amazing to see how much the sculpture has grown and changed since construction began last Thursday!

Here's some photos from today:

Rebecca Bullene is a former editor at Brooklyn Botanic Garden. She is the proprietor of Greenery NYC, a creative floral and garden design company that specializes in botanical works of art including terrariums, urban oasis gardens, and whimsical floral arrangements.


  • Jonah Holland @LewisGinter August 10, 2010

    Thanks for sharing the journey as the sculpture comes together. I can’t wait until next May when Patrick Dougherty is the Artist-in-Residence here at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. I can tell our members, visitors AND volunteers are all in for a treat!

  • Bradley Scott Tabor August 9, 2010

    I had the privilege of working with Pat as a volunteer on the Ketchum, Idaho sculpture in July.  Words can only begin to describe what an extraordinary experience it was weaving willow with this amazing and talented artist.  How often does one get to work with a world renowned and well respected sculptor?  Please, if you have the opportunity, join the members of the botanical community helping Pat.  It will be an adventure you will never forget.  Thanks again Pat for your gift to our beautiful valley.
    Scott Tabor

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Day five of the construction and already the architectural form of the sculpture is beginning to emerge. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
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Scaffolding is up around the installation site allowing the artist and volunteers to start working on some of the taller elements of the sculpture. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
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Artist Patrick Dougherty on day five of the installation of his sculpture at BBG. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
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Day five of the construction of Patrick Dougherty's installation at BBG finds volunteers weaving sticks into the saplings that were planted last Thursday to make a gorgeous nest-like shelter. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
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The sculpture walls begins to thicken as volunteers weave sticks and saplings throughout. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.