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Twisting nature into art, for now

He took a village, Wheaton, to raise these spires of twig

Artist Patrick Dougherty in front of his ''Twisted Sisters,'' a sculpture of twigs and branches at Wheaton College. Students at the college helped him put the piece together. Artist Patrick Dougherty in front of his ''Twisted Sisters,'' a sculpture of twigs and branches at Wheaton College. Students at the college helped him put the piece together. (Bill Greene/Globe Staff)
By Daniel Ryan
Globe Correspondent / September 25, 2008

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While many people see piles of twigs and branches as leftover nuisances from a weekend of yard work, Patrick Dougherty sees them as an opportunity to create a work of art. (Full article: 949 words)

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