Stickwork by Patrick Dougherty, Fort Worth Botanic Garden

Date/Time

February 01, 2021 to December 31, 2021

Location

Fort Worth Botanic Garden View map
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd,
Fort Worth, TX, 76107

Additional Information

  • Website: http://www.fwbg.org/events/stickwork
  • Line/Box Office Phone: FWBG: 817/463-4160; BRIT: 817/332-4441
  • Cost: Free with admission: $12 adults; $10 seniors 65 and older; $6 children ages 6–15; free for children 5 and younger; free for garden members.
  • Ages: All ages

Description

The Fort Worth Botanic Garden and Botanical Research Institute of Texas (FWBG|BRIT) welcome nationally acclaimed artist Patrick Dougherty during the month of February as he weaves, twists and shapes a one-of-a-kind Stickwork sculpture in the Fuller Garden.

As he has done many times before at many other locations, Dougherty will take the sticks and aided by a team of volunteers, weave, wind and twist them into—what? Who knows! A hut, a nest, a cocoon, a tower, a maze—whatever Dougherty wants it to be. One thing can be certain: The resulting creation will be as unique as the Garden and as rooted in the landscape of Fort Worth, Texas.

Dougherty will begin creating his structure on Monday, Feb. 1 and work through the month. Visitors are invited to view Dougherty and his team of volunteers as they work.

Once it is completed, the Stickwork, whatever it might be, will remain in the garden for guests to explore for as long as it survives the wind and weather. Eventually all of Dougherty’s works return to the nature from which they came, usually lasting a year or two.

In 2014, Dougherty told CBS Sunday Morning what he wanted people to experience when they viewed his work: “I want people to feel the sense of exploration. You’re in another place. You’ve been transported through the forest garden back to the Garden of Eden.”

Look for one stick-built doorway to delight, ascending in Fort Worth soon. Sculpture exhibit viewing included with the price of general admission. Members receive free entry.

Members-only Meet and Greet with Artist Patrick Dougherty
Thursday, Feb. 18, 4:30–6:30pm
Sustainer-level members are invited to attend a meet and greet with internationally acclaimed artist Patrick Dougherty. This is a rare chance to celebrate the artist and an original Stickwork creation in the Botanic Garden.