Whatchamacallit: Natural Art

January 12, 2000 – August 15, 2001

National Museum of Natural History
10th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

Ground Floor, outside Atrium Cafe Floor Plan

On view is an environmental sculpture of entwined maple saplings -- approximately 8-1/2 feet high -- created on site by North Carolina artist Patrick Dougherty. Starting from a basic sketch, the artist works spontaneously -- reacting to the space, his materials, and visitors who watch him at work. Photographs of the work in progress are also on view.