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The Bay Area Discovery Museum commissioned internationally renowned artist Patrick Dougherty to create a site-specific outdoor installation in Lookout Cove in January 2012.

The Bay Area Discovery Museum previously presented the original sculpture Haywire by Patrick Dougherty, from 2004 – 2011. Over its seven year lifespan, more than two million children and grown-ups explored the immersive willow sculpture in the Museum’s outdoor exhibition Lookout Cove. With its hidden nooks, child-sized doorways and secret windows, Haywire encouraged multi-generational imaginative play, helping to foster connections with the natural world for all visitors. The new sculpture will retain this sensibility, while expanding the footprint of the work.

“The Bay Area Discovery Museum is thrilled to welcome back Patrick to create a new art piece that exemplifies our deep engagement with the environment,” said Executive Director Karyn Flynn. “Patrick is a tremendous example of interdisciplinary creative thinking in the arts and sciences.”

“I think we’ll be able to craft a work that really feels like it has a rightness of being in the space,” said artist Patrick Dougherty.

The Bay Area Discovery Museum offers special thanks to Museum Trustee Katie MacMillan Rothschild, James Rothschild and the MacMillan family for their generous support of this new installation.

Willow Sculpture in the Media

ABC7 report by Don Sanchez

KQED-FM Report by Cy Musiker

Marin Independent Journal

Artist Dougherty creates a natural wonder at Sausalito museum. January 19, 2012.

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