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Patrick Dougherty Installation in Progress

Patrick Dougherty Installation
Volunteers work to clean small sticks and leaves from the saplings that will be used in the sculpture. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
Patrick Dougherty Installation
Holes are dug so that the main supports of the installation can be placed according to Dougherty's design. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
Patrick Dougherty Installation
Artist Patrick Dougherty checks the primary support elements of his work in progress. Photo by Dave Allen.
Patrick Dougherty Installation
Volunteers help to build the installation. Photo by Dave Allen.
Patrick Dougherty Installation
Photo by Dave Allen.

On August 5 Patrick Dougherty began work on-site at BBG for his sculptural installation. While volunteers worked to clean the sticks and saplings that were gathered from Ocean Breeze Park, BBG staff worked with Dougherty to dig holes where the main structural pieces will be placed.

On Friday, August 6 work began to install the larger saplings that will give the piece its shape and support. Several volunteers working in shifts under the direction the artist and his assistant are helping the installation to take form in the Plant Family Collection meadow.

To learn more about Patrick Dougherty and his site-specific installation at BBG, visit Patrick Dougherty at Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

Rebecca Bullene is a former editor at Brooklyn Botanic Garden. She is the proprietor of Greenery NYC, a creative floral and garden design company that specializes in botanical works of art including terrariums, urban oasis gardens, and whimsical floral arrangements.
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