Patrick Dougherty at CCES

Installation will take place October 7-23, 2020
Art will soon be elevated to a monumental scale here at CCES. Oklahoma-born sculptor and internationally acclaimed landscape artist Patrick Dougherty, the “Stickman”, will be here on campus building several large-scale sculptures made entirely out of willow saplings. 

While the main sculpture is being created, in close proximity to each division Dougherty will frame smaller pieces to be constructed by faculty and students!

Dougherty has built approximately 300 sculptures throughout his career.  He works with twigs and branches to create site-specific installations, making the sculpture fit with its surroundings.  Woven together and held in place by tension, Dougherty's sculptures have a whimsical quality, inspired by his childhood adventures exploring the woods of North Carolina.

For more information regarding this project, please contact Jamie Inman at 864-331-4231 or at
Especially in these challenging times, stickwork sculptures like Patrick Dougherty's can provide a natural respite from the chaos and a visible symbol of unity we all need. Placed strategically at the center of the CCES campus and created with the help of our own students, our hope is that this work will further bring together the entire Cavalier community.

-David Padilla, CCES Head of School

Christ Church Episcopal School (“CCES”) admits students of any sex, race, color, national or ethnic origin, creed, religion, or sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at CCES. CCES does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national or ethnic origin, creed, religion, or sexual orientation in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, financial aid or other programs, or athletic or other school-administered programs and activities.