Now, who would’ve thought of art made from saplings with the help of hundreds of helping hands? Patrick Dougherty, an artist who has combined his carpentry skills with his love of nature to create installations from Maine to California as well as in many foreign countries. Because of the volunteer effort required, his work truly becomes a community project that is the source of much delight.
When a friend told me of a project being done in Houston’s Hermann Park, it dawned on me I had just seen the same artist’s work at a winery in Napa Valley and was fascinated by it.
All finished, the Houston installation is drawing big crowds
that marvel over the construction
that seems to be a natural part of the landscape. The three little pigs would have done well to have such a sturdy house!
Whether or not children appreciate the work for its artistry, they love to wander through the space
and delight in discovering the magic of what probably seems to them a great big playhouse!
Isn’t it wonderful that art takes so many forms and enriches our life on a variety of levels?
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