Thursday, September 20, 2012

Excited about Art

Photo: Maia Dery

Courtesy of Springfield Museums
Artist Patrick Dougherty 
photo credits and more about the artist-
Coming to Melbourne's Fed Square in October. I can't wait to see what he creates! Such wonderfully organic willow structures.  The artwork is bound to look dramatic against the harsh lines of Fed Square. I wish I could make something so wondrous - unfortunately my weaving skills don't move beyond wonky wreath making. Wouldn't that make the best cubby house?

This commission is part of  Fed Square's 10 year birthday extravaganza.
sounds like a great party.


  1. Hi Kirsty..these are incredible! They must take a while to put together..I love their curvy lines. I am having a 'giveaway' for a little girls pink tote that I made yesterday, on my blog today..if you're interested.

  2. Goodness their HUGE .....and 1 person made them......amazing !!(some people are just to clever)
    I found a book on weaving bowls out of Australian native grasses and even that looks complicated.

    1. The real success will be if I can coax it into producing an apple. Sounds like an interesting book, I think you need someone to show you how before it all makes sense.

  3. Those are so cool. As the page loaded I couldn't figure out at first what I was seeing until I noticed a person standing outside the first one, then I was amazed. To be so talented.

  4. Wow that looks amazing, they would make the coolest cubby house. That will be a great exhibition to go and visit.


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And shook her yellow head,
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