Patrick Dougherty’s Stickwork

I am a tad obsessed with the work of artist, Patrick Dougherty. He is a North Carolina artist who does exterior sculptural work using found branches and sticks. The designs are breathtaking and imaginative. The works usually begin to break down in the natural elements within a year or two.

Check out his website to see more.  You can purchase his book Stickwork.  It is a favorite of mine.

Below are some of his awe inspiring works.

Morris Arboretum, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Photo Credit: Rob Cardillo 

Willow saplings, 35’ high.

Max Azria Melrose Avenue Boutique, Los Angeles, CA Photo Credit: David C. Calicchio 

Bosque School, Albuquerque, NM Photo credit: Richard Levy 

Jardin des Arts, Chateaubourg, France. Photo Credit: Charles Crie 

Mixed hardwood, 100’ long x 15’ wide x 18’ high. New Harmony Gallery, New Harmony, IN. Photo Credit: Dole Dean 


Here is a wonderful article on the artist by The New York Times. It is worth a read. He is a interesting man…


  • July 12, 2012

    I enjoy seeing Patrick's twig sculptures!  He is quite a man.  Several years ago he created a teapot and cup in front of our local art museum.  It lasted about one year because kids kept climbing on it.  So fun to see!  

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