Famous Artist Coming to Campus

Patrick Dougherty, an artist from North Carolina, is coming to Wilson College on Oct. 5 to build a sculpture and will need volunteers to help. The project is said to take up to at least three weeks to complete and is estimated to finish on Oct 23.

Dougherty travels to different places around America all year round to make his sculptures. According to Philip Lindsey, fine arts professor, Wilson College has been on the waiting list for two years. So As stated in his biography on stickwork.net, Dougherty always had a love of nature and studied sculpting and art history in college . He combines his sculptures with his knowledge in carpentry to make his ideas come to life. Dougherty first started experiments with tree saplings and created his first piece in 1982.

Within 30 years he has made at least 250 pieces of art. This is not just in America but also places such as Scotland and Japan. He has received numerous awards and his work is all over America.

Lindsey states that the sculpture will need at least 15 to 20 volunteers for the project. As of yet no one knows what the sculpture will look like until it is complete.

When asked the question, “What do you think about helping out with the project?”  student Wendy Arispe  stated, “I think it’s great to have the opportunity to work with a renowned artist. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity.”

Come help out with the sculpture from Oct. 5 through Oct. 23, as stated above. It will be a great opportunity. For more information on volunteering please contact Professor Philip Lindsey at philip.lindsey@wilson.edu.

"Stand By" sculpted by Patrick Dougherty Photo provided by Jerry Blow

“Stand By” sculpted by Patrick Dougherty

Photo provided by Jerry Blow

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