Bending Sticks: The Sculpture of Patrick Dougherty, PBS Documentary (NR) 54 minutes

BENDING STICKS: The Sculpture of Patrick Dougherty –PBS Documentary--BLU-RAY--(NR) In a career spanning four continents and three decades, internationally acclaimed environmental artist Patrick Dougherty has created over two hundred majestic sculptures out of nothing more than saplings. Offering an intimate portrait of Dougherty, this movie follows the artist and his collaborators during a year of “stickwork” revealing his creative process, his inspirations, his thoughts about the temporary nature of his work, and his unusual personal story. “I think that part of my work’s allure is its impermanence, the life cycle that is built into the growth and decay of saplings…Often the public imagines that a work of art should be made to last, but I believe that a sculpture, like a good flower bed, has its season.