Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The Daily Pennsylvanian

The Daily Pennsylvanian ran an article about Patrick Dougherty and Arboretum. An excerpt is copied below:

Art is the latest subject of an ongoing trend to become more environmentally friendly at Penn.

For the next three weeks, world renowned sculptor Patrick Dougherty will work on an all-natural sculpture approximately 22-feet tall at the Morris Arboretum, Penn's historic public garden and educational center.

Members of the Penn community have volunteered to help Dougherty on the project, and the group began working yesterday.

Dougherty is known for his use of exclusively natural materials, such as twigs and saplings.

"There isn't a single nail in his work," said Susan Crane, Morris Arboretum spokeswoman.

For his current project, the sculptor will use materials such as maple, ash, oak and willow saplings.

"My favorite materials to work with are different colored saplings that bend easily," said Dougherty.

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