Artist Patrick Dougherty Creates ‘Ballroom’ Structure

 - Dec 6, 2012
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Artist Patrick Dougherty has created another incredible ‘Ballroom’ structure that is made entirely out of willow tree saplings.

Combining his love for carpentry and nature, Dougherty creates a whimsical construction that is reminiscent of a tree house. The structure took 3 weeks and over 10 tons of tree saplings to be erected. It was made using only gloves and a pair of pruning shears. The result of the project is a life-like house that is equipped with entrances so that the public can interact and enter the structure. Interestingly enough, the material used is considered a weed and can in fact be known to be hazardous to the ecosystems in Victoria. Thus, his sculptures are contributing to conservationist practices.

If interested in taking a peak at one of artist Patrick Dougherty masterpieces, it can be found in Victoria, Australia.