Stickwork Sculpture Completed at Highfield Hall & Gardens

Open house is this Saturday...
Highfield Stickwork - A Passing Fancy (Photo by Mark Chester)

FALMOUTH, MA--Highfield Hall & Gardens invites visitors to explore Patrick Dougherty’s magnificent, one-of-a-kind Stickwork sculpture, A Passing Fancy. Guests can amble through the doorways and peek through the windows of this monumental sculpture created by Dougherty and dozens of community volunteers in just 21 days. The formal opening for A Passing Fancy takes place at Highfield’s Summer Open House on Sunday, June 30 from 12:30-3:30 pm. The sculpture will grace the lawn at Highfield for two years.

A Passing Fancy is Dougherty’s 302nd Stickwork Sculpture. He has been investigating the process of weaving and binding saplings since the 1980s. His evocative and engaging sculptures have been seen worldwide — from Scotland to Japan to Brussels and across the United States. Visit to learn more about Dougherty’s life and work.

The sculpture is made possible with the generous support of sponsors: The Hermann Foundation, Hutker Architects, and the Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation.

Highfield Hall & Gardens is located at 56 Highfield Drive in Falmouth, MA. For more information on A Passing Fancy and the Summer Open House, visit welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on