Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Collecting Willow Stems

Today members of the Forestry Club and Forest Technology Faculty volunteered in Shippensburg Township along Burd Run to cut and stack willow branches that will be used for the stick sculpture that will be built at Wilson College. Internationally acclaimed artist Patrick Dougherty will work with the Wilson College community and local volunteers to create a one-of-a-kind environmental sculpture on the Wilson campus over three weeks in October, with the completion of the project expected on Friday, Oct. 23. Click here for more information.

The students who worked on the project, either in the morning or afternoon, were Cameron Murphy, Swade Rotz, Tyler Amspacher, Austin Grove, Colton Groff, Liz Clark, Zach Clemens, and Ryan Varner.

Here are some pictures from the Tuesday afternoon work. 

Gathering willow branches by the creek

Zach Clemens, Ryan Varner, and Liz Clark

Finished load ready to be transported

This is one of Patrick Dougherty's previous sculptures. According to what he said this afternoon he doesn't yet know what the Wilson one will be.  It will depend on the materials, the workers, and the time available. We'll just have to wait.

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