The talented North Carolina-based artist Patrick Dougherty has earned an international reputation for weaving tree saplings into substantial, swirling forms that look like bird nests as high as 40 feet. His elegant sculptures are transitory, owning to the nature of the materials used, and break down after a year or two in the wild. Patrick has post-graduate in Hospital and Health Administration, and he started studying art history and sculpture at the University of North Carolina, where he started learning about basic techniques of building, and applying his carpentry abilities with his deep fondness of nature ongoing to experiment with tree saplings as construction material. Patrick Dougherty first artwork was his house. When he was collecting fallen branches, rocks and old timber, Dougherty built a villa where he still lives with his wife and son. By the way, his house is his only eternal work. So more than thirty years, he has built more than 230 of such works that have been seen worldwide from Scotland to Japan to Brussels, and all over the United States.

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