Artist Patrick Dougherty

I’ve been a big fan of this kind of artwork since starting Sow ‘n Sow and discovering the book Natural Architecture by Alessandro Rocca. And I have previously featured the amazing work of Mikael Hansen, one of the other artists featured in the book. But here’s some more incredible works, this time by Patrick Dougherty.

Patrick weaves tree saplings into incredible structures and he’s made over 200 massive site specific installations all over the world since the 80’s. This amazing man even lives in a handmade house made from old barn timber, fallen trees and rocks in North Carolina USA.

Patrick kindly sent me the link to this cool time lapse video of a recent work, well worth a watch!


Na Hale ‘Eo Waiawi, 2003. The Contemporary Art Museum, Honolulu, HI. Photo Credit: Paul Kodama
Sortie de Cave/ Free At Last, 2008. Jardin des Arts, Chateaubourg, France. Photo Credit: Charles Crie
Childhood Dreams, 2007. Desert Botanic Gardens, Phoenix, AZ. Photo Credit: Adam Rodriguez
Childhood Dreams, 2007. Desert Botanic Gardens, Phoenix, AZ. Photo Credit: Adam Rodriguez
Closer Ties, 2006. Scottish Basketmakers Circle, Dingwall, Scotland. Photo Credit: Fin Macrae
Call of the Wild, 2002. Museum of Glass: International Center for Contemporary Art, Tacoma, WA.
Photo Credit: Duncan Price
Trail Heads, 2005. North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC. Photo Credit: Courtesy of the North Carolina Museum of Art
Patarick Dougherty at Max Azria Melrose Avenue Boutique, Los Angeles, CA. Photo Credit: David C. Calicchio

Mikael Hansen

One Way Structure
7 Horizontal Lines
One Way Structure
Horizontal Verticals
Organic Highway
Memorial Grove for Elm Trees
Mikael Hansen is a Danish artist whose body of work includes sculpture, paintings, indoor installations and mixed media. The photos above however are so called ‘earth-art’ or ‘landart’ installations at outdoor settings in Denmark, other parts of Europe and some in Japan. 
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