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Odd Forest Springs Up

Date: April 5, 2002
By: Marianne Kunnen-Jones
Phone: (513) 556-1826
Photos By: Lisa Ventre
Archive: Campus News

Lanthan Camblin helps

Gawking and questions are encouraged as the work progresses on a strange-looking forest of saplings that is cropping up near UC's main gate on Clifton Avenue at Straight Street.

What's raising all the curiosity? Artist Patrick Dougherty as he works with teams of students and faculty to create an environmental sculpture that will spread between two maple trees.

Joining in the work today was a College of Education faculty member, Lanthan Camblin. "I have no artistic abilities, so I think this is really exciting," he said. The artist pointed out that the real artistic portion of the work will come in the last five minutes of the project. For now, it's mostly hard work. Despite that warning, Camblin will return on Sunday and Wednesday morning to toil some more.

Dougherty says he is creating a "hedgerow of houses" that will be made from maple and willow sticks. He works 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. daily, including Saturday and Sunday, through April 19.

The artist will present also present a free slide lecture about his works at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in Room 5401, DAAP.

Look at the first day of the art in progress.

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