Patrick Dougherty collects sticks and saplings from the local environment then bends and coaxes them into monumental sculptures. Walking into these magical dwellings is a wonderful, giddy experience.
It takes about three weeks to gather the ingredients and, working with interns, construct...and about a year for it to deconstruct.
It will be available for walking into, photographing, and enjoying through October 18. Go to the Florence Griswold Museum's site: www.florencegriswoldmuseum.org. It's worth the trip...and his photo packed book is available in the museum's shop