Monday, August 9, 2010

Patrick Dougherty Installation in Brooklyn

This month at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden artist Patrick Dougherty is installing a unique sculpture made natural material.  If you have seen the movie Where the Wild Things Are you may have recognized Dougherty's sculpture as the massive spheres of twigs made into their hideout (above image). For the Brooklyn Botanical Garden installation Dougherty has collected nonnative woody material, mainly Salix atrocinerea, from the Ocean Breeze Park on Staten Island.  This was part of a larger effort to remove invasive species as outlined in the PlaNYC Sustainability Initiative. Dougherty started his installation last week at the garden and is scheduled to be finished by August 21st.  Visit the BBG before August 21st to see the actual installation or the completed installation will remain up for the following year.