Mounts Botanical Garden to Host Final Al Fresco Stickwork Sculpture
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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Floridant -- (West Palm Beach, FL – November 7, 2022) Stickwork, one of the most popular exhibitions ever at Mounts Botanical Garden, returns soon—but this will be "the final massive outdoor sculpture" by international acclaimed environmental artist Patrick Dougherty.

Known for his Stickwork projects that combine both his carpentry skills and love of nature, Dougherty's work evolved from single pieces on conventional pedestals to monumental scale environmental works that require saplings by the truckload. Over the last 30 years, he has built over 250 of these works from Scotland to Japan to Brussels, from Miami to Cincinnati, including a very popular exhibition at Mounts in 2019, which was known by two names—Twisted pre-opening, and Cutting Corners, during its year long run.

"Each one of Dougherty's structures are completely original, as will be his final Stickwork at Mounts," says Rochelle Wolberg, Curator-Director at Palm Beach County's oldest and largest 20-acre public garden, located just minutes from downtown West Palm Beach. "These massive, all natural structures take three weeks to hand-assemble and will be an interactive and environmental experience, perfect for adults and children to wander through, admire, and become part of a living art experience."

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During the construction of his final outdoor Stickwork sculpture, Dougherty  will be assisted by dozens of local volunteers as they construct a massive all natural structure using 30,000 pounds of live willow branches. Except for November 24-27 when Mounts will be closed for Thanksgiving, volunteers will work in shifts Mondays through Fridays, 8 am to noon and 1 to 5 pm. Only a limited number of volunteer positions are available and interested  people need to register in advance by sending an email to  mountsvolunteer@pbcgov.org – or visit www.mounts.org.

This to be the second time having Mounts has hosted Patrick Dougherty and we're very honored that he has chosen our Garden to construct his final outdoor Stickwork creation," adds Wolberg. "So, this is truly a historic opportunity for art fans, garden lovers and inspired volunteers to be hands-on participants in working directly with this extraordinary artist to carefully shape saplings into a monumental piece of natural art!"

Available for Interview:

Rochelle Wolberg, Curator-Director

Mounts Botanical Garden

561.233.1730 / rwolberg@pbcgov.org

Media Contact:

Gary Schweikhart

PR-BS, Inc.

561.756.4298 / gary@pr-bs.net


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