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The Upper Crust

art installation by patrick dougherty

The strange shapes lurching over the pollarded trees of Civic Center Plaza are not homeless shelters — they are an “environmental sculpture installation,” entitled The Upper Crust, by Patrick Dougherty. The eight-foot tall structures are made of  18,000 lbs. of willow saplings interwoven into the sycamore trees. No fastenings were used; instead, the saplings were bent and twisted through the branches.

The installation will run through November.

environmental art installation by patrick dougherty

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2 Comments

  1. No interference with leaf and stem growth?

  2. @ Georgia. Well sure, but after all these trees are pollarded.

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