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Yippee Ki Yay Austin’s Newest Art Installation Won’t Topple Anytime Soon

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The latest whimsical artwork by internationally-acclaimed artist Patrick Dougherty is “Yippee Ki Yay,” and is on display in Austin, Texas’ Pease Park Conservancy Known for his creative and unique style of combining his love of nature with his carpentry skills, Dougherty has once again amazed the community with his award-winning artistic work.

The title of the piece “Yippee Ki Yay” is the talented sculptor’s way of giving a nod to Texas cowboy culture, according to an article by peasepark.org. “When pressed for a title, I imagined cowboys herding cows through the mesquite trees and decided on a cowboy salutation,” shared his website. The inspiration behind this impressive piece was a Spanish Cathedral.

The YouTube video above captures some impressive shots of the whimsical piece as you are taken up-close and through the majestic creation made of Roosevelt weed, ligustrum, and ash as shared on www.stickwork.net.

In reference to the idea behind this artwork, Dougherty shared…“We didn’t build a cathedral, instead, we borrowed its corners,” referring to the Spanish-Colonial style architecture he encountered during his time in Austin.

With a team of over 200 Pease Park Conservancy volunteers under the careful guidance of Doughtery, they set out to create this impressive installation which should be on display for roughly two years “before being dismantled to be used as mulch in the park,” shared peasepark.org.

This “rough and tumble” look into the windows of Texas culture is perfectly captured by Doughtery as…”The surfaces are a bit rude and raw like the terrain of the hill country where the material was gathered,” shares his website.

For more about this latest art installation visit peasepark.org. To learn more about Doughtery and his other award-winning pieces around the globe visit his website www.stickwork.net.