Felco Pruners as an Artist's Tools
On a recent trip to New York, we were able to witness Felco Pruners being used in the creation of a large masterpiece.
Throughout the month of August, artist Patrick Dougherty and a team of volunteers has been hard at work building an on-site installation to celebrate the Brooklyn Botanical Garden's centennial. The woven-wood structure by this world-famous artist is large enough to walk through, and is unlike anything I have seen before. Dougherty has created woven-wood sculptures around the world - with shapes varying from castles to abstract forms. The Brooklyn sculpture is created from materials such as a nonnative invasive willow from a nearby park.
The team of Dougherty and his volunteers was armed with at least one pair of Felco Pruners per person as they worked.
(Though it is a little hard to see in the photo above, this volunteer is putting some finishing touches on the piece with her Felcos).
This amazing sculpture is definitely worth a visit if you are in the area.