"Dougherty has crisscrossed the world weaving sticks into marvelous architecture. Each structure is unique, an improvised response to its surroundings, as reliant on the materials at hand as the artists' wishes: the branches tell him which way they want to bend. This give and take lends vitality to Doughtery's work, so that the walls and spires are a record of gestures and wills. Finding the right sticks remains a constant challenge, and part of the adventure of the art-making sends him scouring over the forgotten corners of land where plans grow wild and full of possibility."
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