Sunday, October 07, 2007

What's Your Inclination?

The Middlebury College website has an article about Patrick Dougherty's swirling tree sculpture entitled, "Environmental sculpture 'So Inclined' rises in front of Center for the Arts."

Don't get me wrong. I think these tree sculptures are amazing and breathtaking and wow and far superior to the pile of tires outside of Hillcrest. But what's so "environmental" about them? Natural, yes, but environmental? Not so sure. A lot of trees had to die for "So Inclined."

MiddBlog wants to know: What's your inclination: environmental or natural? Do you find "So Inclined" aesthetically pleasing? Hit the comments.


Anonymous said...

"So Inclined" is the best CAPP project I've seen to date so I'm saddened by the fact that it is temporary (thru December).

Not so sure about the environmental aspect of it but it is still a question worth asking.

Anonymous said...

The sculpture is temporary, but it will remain in tact much longer than December. Dougherty said it should last about a year and a half to two years.

Anonymous said...

Dougherty uses saplings from densely growing areas thereby encouraging new and stronger growth. So yeah, I'd say environmental.

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