Patrick Dougherty is quite the artist. He makes sculptures out of tree saplings. It usually takes him and a group of volunteers about three weeks to gather up material from the environment and build these structures. Since everything is from the environment, the material usually breaks down after awhile and returns to the earth.
Patrick has made over 200 of these Stickwork projects throughout his 25 year career. When he first began this line of work, he built his own home for his family in North Carolina using the resources from the land. His work is quite impressive.