Human-Sized Nests

The artist Patrick Dougherty does some really amazing work. His installations are evocative of nests and trees, looking more like shelters made by animals or formed by nature rather than by a sculptor. Our favorites are the ones that look like homes - cozy inviting lairs....jump below for a closer look at these magical structures...

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Trailheads, 2005 - Raleigh, NC - Photo by North Carolina Museum of Art

Na Hale 'o waiawi, 2003 - Honolulu, Hawaii - Photo by Paul Kodama

Childhood Dreams, 2007 - Phoenix, Arizona - Photo by Adam Rodriguez

Toad Hall, 2005 - Santa Barbara, CA - Photo by Nell Campbell

Owache, 1999 - Dekalb, Illinois - Photo by Larry Gregory

Paradise Gate, 2001 - Northampton, MA - Photo by Stephen Petegorsky

Around the Corner, 2003 - New Harmony, IN - Photo by Doyle Dean

For more information on Patrick Dougherty and his work: stickwork.net

Top Photo: Close Ties, 2006 - Scottish Highlands - Photo by Fin Macrae
All photos via: stickwork.net