As a child I used to watch my mother craft wreathes and baskets out of grape vines that were harvested off of the family nursery. I was always amazed by how she shaped and twisted these vines and created something new. Patrick Dougherty an installation artist based in Chapel Hill, NC takes this idea and use of material to a whole new level. I was introduced to his work on the blog Garden History Girl which is a very interesting blog and worth looking at for sure. I am amazed and intrigued by the whimsical nature of these installations and the ephemeral quality that they have. It would be very interesting to watch one of these over a period of time and see how they break down on site and change. You can go to the Stickworks webpage here.