Friday, April 24, 2009

From TICKET: ‘A Summer Palace’ rises in Morris Arboretum

Donning his Morris Arboretum T-shirt, now worn from work, artist Patrick Dougherty ceremoniously weaved the last of thousands of twigs into his 25-foot high installation, thus completing the arboretum’s newest piece of art.

“I have just had a great time working here,” he told a crowd of staff members, volunteers and visitors at the arboretum April 17. “Even when we had the worst, rainiest weather, we managed pretty seamlessly—which is unusual for me.”

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Friday, April 17, 2009

The Summer Palace

So much has been going on today, the last day of Patrick Dougherty's residency at the Morris Arboretum. First thing's first - here is the finished sculpture, officially titled "The Summer Palace".

At 1:00, a last stick ceremony was held. Many gathered as Patrick placed the last few ceremonial sticks into the outside of The Summer Palace.

Many media outlets turned out for the event, including Channel 6 Action News. The footage should air tonight on the 5:00 show.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Layer 3

The picture below is from Tuesday. The scaffolding is back up for work on the 3rd layer.

The two pictures below show the first 2 layers of the sculpture.

Monday, April 13, 2009

2 Weeks = 2 Layers

These pictures are from the end of the day Friday. Pictured are some Longwood graduate students who were volunteering for the day. The 2nd picture shows how far the sculpture has come!

Here is another picture from the week, showing Patrick Dougherty being interviewed for a spot on WHYY.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Inside the Sculpture

The inside of the sculpture is really starting to evolve into a life of its own. You can walk through it and it has multiple doorways and windows to the outside.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Big sticks, speaking softly

Check out this feature article in today's (Fri, April 10) Philadelphia Inquirer. Click here to download a pdf and read the article. You can also right click on the link above and choose "save target as" to download it to your computer.