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Tree-Sapling Sculpture Crops Up on KU Campus

photos: Laura Spencer, KCUR

Patrick Dougherty's large-scale sculptures, using tree saplings and branches, spin across buildings and flow through trees. There's a deceptive effortlessness to these swirling forms, resembling hives, cocoons, or nests, some as high as 40 feet.By Laura Spencer


Kansas City, MO – Over the last few weeks, as an artist-in-residence with the Spencer Museum of Art, one of Patrick Dougherty's sculptures has been taking shape on the campus of the University of Kansas. KCUR's Laura Spencer reports.

here for more photos of the installation and the finished sculpture. "Trees & other Ramifications: Branches in Nature & Culture," continues through June 7, 2009, Central Court, Natural History Museum, and The Commons @ Spooner Hall.

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