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Stickwork at WKU nearing project completion

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Published: Oct. 17, 2018 at 6:48 PM CDT
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What started at the beginning of the month as stick gathering has now molded and shaped into something much larger.

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sculpture has been coming along well since beginning on October 1 outside of the Kentucky Museum.

Sticks and saplings are stripped of their leaves to then be woven into the project. Eleanor Davidson, exhibits preparator at the Kentucky Museum, estimated there to have been 100 volunteers contributing their help over the course of the project. The installation is meant to stay up for three years.

"It's been a lot of hard work and a lot of just stripping leaves for days on end, and to finally see this happening is really, really exciting," said Davidson, "and I just can't wait to take the scaffolding off and get to see it in all its glory."

Once they take the scaffolding off, Davidson said they'll spray it with fire retardant to preserve it.

The opening reception for the project will be held Friday, October 19 at 5:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Museum.

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