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9 nests that aren't for the birds

By: Sidney Stevens on Aug. 8, 2015, 4:04 p.m.
Patrick Dougherty's five-piece twig sculpture 'What The Birds Know' on display at the Peabody Essex Museum

Photo: Peabody Essex Museum

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'What the Birds Know'

Artist Patrick Dougherty took his cue from the feathered set to create this fairy-tale 5-piece twig sculpture located at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts. Woven using Norway maple, striped maple, sweet pepper bush, American buckthorn and beech saplings, the fanciful arrangement of simple stick structures is handcrafted to awaken visitors' primal connection to Mother Nature and memories of childhood play with sticks and other natural objects. Check out more of Dougherty's bird-influenced sculptures.