Dayton, Ohio: Big Twig Maze Sculpture Thing (Gone)

"A Wiggle In Its Walk," by Twig artist Patrick Dougherty, is 14 feet high and almost 200 feet long. Reported gone in 2014.

Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark

Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark. North edge of the city. I-75 exits 57 or 57B. Drive west, then quickly turn right onto N. Dixie Drive, then immediately turn left onto E. Siebenthaler Ave. Drive a little over a half mile, then turn right just before the bridge into the park. Drive about a quarter-mile to the parking lot on the right.
March 2014: Sculpture gone.

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Big Twig Maze Sculpture Thing

We stopped by and the Big Twig Maze is no longer there! It has been torn down. Not sure if there is a plan to rebuild it, but the park around it was quite pretty and a nice place to take a stroll.

[Greg Key, 03/19/2014]

Artist Patrick Dougherty has built hundreds of similar, elaborate twig constructions around the world. They usually last about two years. This one went up in 2011, so it sounds like its twig clock had run out.

Twig maze.

Big Twig Maze Sculpture Thing

This place is amazing, especially if you have kids with you. In addition to the fantastic twig maze is a large botanical garden and a kids discovery center. The outdoor kids spot also has a little fake stream and water falls for kids to run around in. Super stop.

[Emily Sloman, 10/18/2012]
Big Twig Maze Sculpture Thing

My teenagers and I visited the Big Twig Sculpture Maze Thing in December 2011. Despite being there on a gray and damp day, we were enthralled with this amazing sculpture. =It is simply beautiful and huge. The sculpture is made entirely of willow branches. The walls swoop and swirl, and the artist has created pathways and rooms and windows within it. I can only imagine it would be even more beautiful on a sunny day. Strongly recommended!

[Katherine E., 01/14/2012]
Big Twig Maze Sculpture Thing

Twig artist Patrick Dougherty just completed his latest -- and largest -- work, titled, "A Wiggle In Its Walk." It stands 14 feet high and almost 200 feet long, and it's built entirely of twiggy willow branches. Dougherty, who's built over 200 twig sculptures in his career, supervised almost 150 horticultural volunteers as they wove and bent the twigs into dense serpentine arches, alleys, and tunnels. It was meant to be a tribute to Ohio's Serpent Mound, but Dougherty admits that it ended up more like a maze. Visitors are invited to wander through it as long as it lasts, which in outdoor twig art usually means around two years.

[ Team, 05/05/2011]

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