Making Art with Nature at Hermitage Museum

The Hermitage Museum & Gardens has a new piece, that well, is sticking around for a while. Internationally-acclaimed artist Patrick Dougherty has built one of his pieces at the museum in Norfolk.

Dougherty binds sticks together in a way to build structures. To date, he has built more than 250 amazing sculptures made of saplings.

The structures usually last about two years, and Dougherty says it’s best to take them down before the years of wear and tear show.

Stickwork is in the grotto area of the Hermitage and will be free to view during normal museum visiting hours.

The following are photos of the structure’s progress, courtesy of the Hermitage Museum & Gardens: