22 Sep

This afternoon I was picking up by sister at St John’s University when I saw this incredible display called Art on the Prairie.  It is called Stickwork and it is the work of artist Patrick Dougherty.  For more of his creative work see

The structures are made entirely of sticks and branches.  They are large enough to go inside and look out.  It is also possible to walk in between the structures.  The structures remind me of artwork from Dr, Seuss’s books, whimsical and a little off-kilter.

I wish that I had one of these structures in my yard.  It would be a kid’s play land dream come true.  They said that the structure will most likely last two years of being exposed to the elements. It is well worth the brief detour south off I-94 to see Art on the Prairie.


Posted by on September 22, 2012 in Architecture, Fall, Nature, Photography, Uncategorized


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8 responses to “Stickwork

  1. unsouthernbelle

    September 22, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    These are fascinating! What a great place to shoot!

    • flyinggma

      September 23, 2012 at 8:28 am

      I’d love to go back and take my grandson with me for some pictures. I know he would love going in and out of the structures.

      • unsouthernbelle

        September 23, 2012 at 8:41 pm

        I bet he’d love it! I know I would!

  2. nrhatch

    September 23, 2012 at 8:30 am

    They do seem Seussian! 😀

  3. Patti

    September 24, 2012 at 8:47 am

    Definitely homes from Whoville. Those would be fun to play in!

    • flyinggma

      September 24, 2012 at 10:09 am

      I totally agree and can’t wait to take my grandson there.

  4. dhphotosite

    September 24, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    Wow pretty neat! Great find!!!

    • flyinggma

      September 25, 2012 at 12:13 pm

      Thanks David, I plan on heading back for some more pictures maybe at sunrise or sunset.


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