Tuesday, August 4, 2009

"The Bedazzler" Sculpture

This spectacular sculpture, created by Patrick Dougherty, is now on display at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS. It is made of a woven wall of saplings swirling together weaving in and out of the branches of a big tree, up and up they go in a big circle. People are free to walk in and thru this sculpture. There is something primitive about it that speaks to my soul, I wanted to just go in and sit down and stay there.

With 3 rambunctious boys the best I could do was come back and see it again after we went to the Natural History Musuem across the street. My cousin, an art student there, told me to be sure to see this sculpture. I'm glad she did, it's lots of fun.

To see other works he has done and photos of it being constructed check out:


  1. Super sculpture ... they can be a handful can't they. TTFN ~Marydon

  2. How fun! I'll have to make a trip up to Lawrence and check it out...thanks!

  3. It was worth the trip. Yes, 3 boys ARE a handful! Their imagination is always an inspiration to me.