It took 106 local volunteers, 632 hours and 30,000 pounds of willow saplings to build “Twisted: Patrick Dougherty Entwined.” The North Carolina-based land artist’s large-scale installation, which is on view at Mounts Botanical Garden in West Palm Beach through June, took nearly a month to fabricate. It’s titled Cutting Corners for a maze-like layout for kids of all ages to explore. He thinks the concept resonates with people for its natural, rudimentary materials. Similar to the broad appeal of artist Dale Chihuly’s glass sculpture installations, Dougherty has traveled the world for his unique, interactive “Stickworks.” He also has commissions in Philadelphia, Denver and Long Beach, Calif. during this year alone, among hundreds of destinations throughout the decades. Mounts wanted to do something special to celebrate its 40th anniversary.
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