You are here: Home Homestead Living Art Stick Sculpture Stick Sculpture by Keiren April 27, 2016, 5:51 pm The materials for your next project are just lying on the ground. The Stick Sculpture Of Patrick Dougherty Combining his carpentry skills with his love of nature, Patrick Dougherty began to learn about primitive building techniques and to experiment with tree saplings as construction material beginning about 1980. He quickly moved from small single pieces on pedestals to monumental site-specific installations. To date he has built over two hundred twenty such massive sculptures all over the world. His home base is his handmade log home in Chapel Hill, NC. Dougherty uses locally-grown branches and often recruits locals to help complete his works. www.stickwork.net Close Ties, Dingwall, Scottish Highlands, 2006. By Patrick Dougherty. stickwork.net Photographer: Fin Macrae. Sortie de Cave/Free at Last, Jardin des Arts, Chateaubourg, France, 2008. By Patrick Dougherty. stickwork.net The Summer Palace Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2009. By Patrick Dougherty. stickwork.net Call of the Wild Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA, 2002. By Patrick Dougherty. stickwork.net Photographer: Duncan Price. Toad Hall Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, Santa Barbara, CA, 2005. By Patrick Dougherty. stickwork.net Sittin’ Pretty South Carolina Botanical Gardens, Clemson, South Carolina, 1996. By Patrick Dougherty. stickwork.net Photographer: David Lewis. Patrick Dougherty. stickwork.net Roundabout Tallaght Community Art Center, Dublin, Ireland, 1997. By Patrick Dougherty. www.stickwork.net Crossing Over American Craft Museum, New York, New York, 1996. By Patrick Dougherty. www.stickwork.net Photographer: Dennis Cowley. Around the Corner University of Southern Indiana, New Harmony Gallery, New Harmony, IN, 2003. By Patrick Dougherty. www.stickwork.net Photographer: Doyle Dean. The Stick Sculpture Of Jaakko Peru Ground Beneath, Oulu 1996 – 99. 9.5 m. By Jaakko Pernu www.environmentalart.net Jaakko Pernu was born in 1958 in Kälviä, Finland. He currently lives and works in the city of Kokkola. “My working techniques are a direct continuation of the traditional Finnish itch for ‘hands-on’ methods, in which, in one form or another, materials derived from nature were always used. I feel that my completed works can be a part of the defined art world of galleries or museums; however, they can also be within reach of the so-called man in the street, who might bump into the artworks by chance along unfamiliar paths. In that instance, you could say that the intuitive ball of comprehension has been thrown to the viewer.” Some in process images here: www.environmentalart.net For the Big Family, 2006. By Jaakko Pernu. www.environmentalart.net Beacon, 2002. 4.5 m www.environmentalart.net Organ of Hearing, Fiskars 1999 – 03. By Jaakko Pernu www.environmentalart.net Flux by Jaakko Pernu The Stick Sculpture of Jenni Tieaho Jenni Tieaho lives and works in Uusimaa, Finland. “My work tells stories about the Finnish forest, lakes, the mossy mountains and vast open fields, in an often folkloric, mystical and magical way. Pine needles, pinecones, hay, moss, the roots of plants or the tree bark weave into stories in which are hidden the powerful expression of nature. They express various human feelings, longing, closeness, hurt and belonging. Exploration and adventure are the making of art, also a part of me as a person. Art as a way of life is a playful interaction for human beings. It is a language with which I communicate with my own surroundings.” environmentalart.net Unen Silta by Jenni Tieaho. environmentalart.net Flame by Jenni Tieaho Tree Bark Snow Foals by Jenni Tieaho stick sculpture Silent by Jenni Tieaho More Fantastic Stick Sculpture The Nest by Nils-Udo. Earth, stones, birch branches, grass, Lüneburg Heath, Germany, 1978. greenmuseum.org Listen…2003 Locally reclaimed birch logs, plaster hand casts, 9′ x 6″ x 16′ by Olga Ziemska. olgaziemska.com Heartwood rabbit, 2011 Wood, adhesive, enamel, fiberglass by Olga Ziemska. olgaziemska.com stick sculpture By Jonathan Brilliant The Goldsworthy of the coffee shop uses coffee stir sticks, the seven inch birch ones from Starbucks, which have the appropriate bend and weave-ability. “In his ongoing series of work, Jonathan continues to explore his sense that the coffee shop and related consumer environs are more organic and nurturing than the ‘real’ natural environment.” jonathanbrilliant.com stick sculpture Jonathan Brilliant No glue or other adhesive is used. The sculptures are created entirely in situ using only tension and compression, so therefore the pieces are not permanent. jonathanbrilliant.com Treehugger at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY. Treehugger Project, by Agnieszka Gradzik and Wiktor Szostalo, is an ongoing work of environmental art made from twigs, branches, vines, and other natural materials in the shape of human figures hugging trees. The works represent the artists’ ongoing mission to help people rediscover their relationship with nature. pratt.edu Stillness by Olga Ziemska olgaziemska.com stick sculpture Otters Moors Centre, Yorkshire by Emma Stothard northyorkmoors.org.uk Twig Chandeliers By Deanna Wish Designs New Castle, PA Lots of styles to choose from: deannawish.com See more Previous article Gun Art Next article Wattle Edging Written by Keiren Keiren is an artist who lives in New York City. A lover of animals, nature, science & green building. Keiren originally founded Inspiration Green in 2007, which merged with Insteading in 2016. 13 Comments Leave a Reply Your stick scluptures are pure magic! What a delight for the spirit! I am inspired to create! Thank you! Reply Absolutely amazing. Love the horses Reply The stick art was amazing and intrigued me to want to make something new myself. I have made ships and things from driftwood and absolutely loved this art. Thank you for the journey through them. Awoke my im. agination Reply There is something about that medium that is simply captivating. Thanks for the beautiful post. Inspiring. Reply WOW! incredible! Very inspiring! Reply Well, I’m inspired! What a good thing to do with yard clean up waste. Reply That is just so awesome – makes me want to go out to my ‘back 40’ and start collecting branches! What I have most is wild rose bushes – wouldn’t that be gorgeous! Sounds like a fun spring project to me. Thank you for the inspiration. Reply Awesome. Motivational tool for my high school art students during the planning for a nature sculpture involving sticks and twigs. Reply Simply breathtaking Reply great work Reply Unbelievable art form….can’t imagine how much time it must take to make any one of these creations!!!!! I love them all Reply Unbelievable art form….can’t imagine how much time it must take to make any one of these creations!!!!! I love them all, Ya this coming from a retart. Reply the organic forms reach deeply into my artistic core. I love them. My sculpture will change now that I have felt this work. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Upload a photo / attachment to this comment (PNG, JPG, GIF - 6 MB Max File Size): (Allowed file types: jpg, gif, png, maximum file size: 6MB.