Patrick Dougherty Nature Installation
Come out and observe the process of our newest art installation, a Patrick Dougherty Stickwork sculpture.
We are greatly anticipating the arrival of renowned environmental artist Patrick Dougherty to create a Stickwork sculptural installation on our campus this May. For over 35 years, the public has been mesmerized by Dougherty’s whimsical sculptural creations in botanical gardens, museum grounds, universities, and other settings around the world. He has honed his craft at bending and weaving natural materials into over 300 monumental interactive sculptures for an unforgettable experience.
Starting May 6, 2021, the front lawn of Maryland Hall – adjacent to the Nature Sacred meditative labyrinth – will be transformed over a three week period serving as the setting for Dougherty’s Stickwork sculpture. His vision will be executed through a team of community volunteers helping to create what will be an installation evoking Maryland Hall’s historic surroundings and creative sensibility. The monumental scale sculpture will envelope visitors as they wander through the installation.
From May 6-14 and May 17-21 from 8 am - 12 pm & 1 pm - 5 pm, the public is invited to visit our front campus to observe as the sculpture takes form and progresses daily. Masks and social distancing are required for all visitors.
During construction, access to walking the Nature Sacred labyrinth may be limited.
All of our volunteer roles have been filled. If you would like to join our Wait List, please contact our Front of House and Volunteer Manager Reilly Kelbaugh.