Some Weekend Leaf Stripping Brings us One Step Closer to Completion
Note: Over the next few weeks, we will bring you updates on the progress of the Patrick Dougherty stick sculpture installation at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. We are calling this 3 week transformation of the Anderson Meadow a “Meadowmorphosis.” We will celebrate the completion of the fantasy-like structure with a naming ceremony at Spring Fling on May 22nd. When the work is complete, you will be able to walk through it and peek out openings. The sculpture will be part of the Garden’s landscape as long as Nature allows, so look forward to enjoying it with seasonal changes (and even lighted at GardenFest!) To get an idea of the type of structure he is building, take a look at some photos of Patrick Dougherty’s other work.
by Randee Humphrey, Director of Education, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Whoa! Today we had some serious strippers on site—leaf strippers, that is! The mountain of ready-to-weave sticks is finally bigger than the pile of leafy sticks. Thanks to all who answered the call to action—we made significant progress today and when Patrick and Andy return today, they will have plenty of material to work with. A few hearty souls even came over the weekend to strip leaves—thanks to everyone who contributed.
The countdown to completion by this Sunday, May 22 is underway—stay tuned for more updates!