Beginning Monday, February 11th 2013, Patrick Dougherty's sculpture, "Diamonds in the Rough" will begin to be dismantled by staff and volunteers at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. Pictured left in 2011, the stick sculpture has been enduring the elements and giving children hobbit-sized rooms to hide in and endlessly frustrate parents. Peter Jackson would be so lucky to capture something like this with his wack 3D.
The sculpture is a true, living work of art that has to be seen to be believed. But it's going soon! On Sunday, February 17, portions will be sent up in a Community Bonfire. Finally, art you can roast marshmallows over.
You can learn more about the event here.
For you camera nerds:
All digital - Canon 5D, 16mm, Lightroom and Photoshop editing with some judicial split-toning and color treatments.