Renowned artist Patrick Dougherty was commissioned by Oregon State University's College of Liberal Arts to build temporary large-scale structures out of thousands of sticks, tree trunks and stems. Employing method similar to wicker furniture makers, Dougherty has created more than 200 of these installations around the world.
The structure is put up in People’s Park, on the west side of Gilkey Hall between Oct. 3 and Oct. 22. If you are in the area, don't forget to stop by and check out these "hobbit homes." The installation is expected to stay up at least one to two years, and will eventually decay. Dougherty tends to create the art in the moment, so the OSU installation was inspired and designed specifically for this location.
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