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Patrick T. Dougherty

Disorderly Conduct
February 2011

Guilford College Greensboro, NC February 2011 Red maple, gum, and persimmon saplings 35 X 25 X 16 Photo Maia Dery A wasp nest discovered by a student during the harvesting of materials inspired this work. I noted the interlocking but individual nature of the cells in the wasp nest and thought it a valid metaphor for the Quaker values of individual responsibility and community togetherness. The elements of the sculpture are clustered in the center of campus, where pathways cross, and provide a mazelike interior of interconnected rooms.