Patrick Dougherty has been coming to the campus to work on the sculpture as promised. On Monday, Oct. 5 and Tuesday, Oct. 6, volunteers went to help with the project to gather supplies, the sticks, for the project. Professor Philip Lindsey drove Dougherty and the students using one of the Wilson vans out to a field to gather materials in Shippensburg.
Together, Dougherty, Lindsey, and the students cut down and gathered a lot of material from trees, mostly branches. The first run was from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and the second run was from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. These times will remain the same for volunteering throughout the project.
On Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 8 a.m., volunteers helped unload the sticks that were collected from a truck. Later in the day, according to Lindsey, “Patrick stripped leaves, laid out the design, and marked the ground with paint and flags.” On Thursday, Oct. 8, “he dug holes for the vertical supports and placed the supports and set the scaffolding,” Lindsey states. Scaffolding is a temporary structure, usually on the outside of a building.
On Friday, Oct. 9 the weaving started, and the progress is phenomenal on how quickly Dougherty is working. The project might even be halfway done by Friday, Oct. 16 with the how fast the project is progressing.
The project is still going on and hopefully the sculpture will be done by Oct. 23. For more information or to volunteer, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.