Sticks are imaginative objects
As children, we use them to build forts, play games, write in the sand—where ever our imagination would lead us. Artist Patrick Dougherty has tapped into that nostalgia to create a larger-than-life sculpture that is inspired by childhood and the natural world of the Adirondacks. Dougherty and a group of volunteers bent, weaved, snagged and flexed sustainably-sourced, local sapling to create a whimsical immersive art piece that is now open to Wild Center guests.
Materials and support for the project provided by local companies: Christmas Farm & Forestry, Charley Pond Preserve, Curran Renewable Energy, Deerland Property Services, Fisher Tree Care, Molpus Woodlands Group, and Seaway Timber Harvesting.