Known for his work in museums and universities around the world, renowned stick artist Patrick Dougherty is making his first appearance in the Pacific Northwest in 10 years in the front yard of the Hands On Children's Museum, 414 Jefferson St. NE, Olympia.
Dougherty is weaving a two-story sculpture made of sticks and branches, the first major exhibit in the Museum’s new Outdoor Discovery Center. Museum visitors can watch the work in progress through Aug. 16.
"The structure itself should last four to five years," said museum spokeswoman Genevieve Chan.
The North Carolina-based artist has created more than 230 large scale environmental sculptures, and has won numerous awards.