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to buy and sell, per se; it's how it makes you feel." Of how this Henry Moore Fellow got into his woody works, the artist says in the documentary, "It really started with the fact that the material was available as part of urbanization. Every city has the forest being cut down on its edge. And what springs up are all the saplings, and I thought that might be a good source of material for a sculptor that was poor." More than 300 installations around the world later, Dougherty and son are among the most in-demand environmental artists on the planet, while still a bit of an insider secret. The sculptor says of his Fort Worth stick creation, Playin' Hooky, "I hope you're able to explore a bit, feel like you're lost maybe for a minute, and not really see the outside world." For Agha, the exhibition at the Amon Carter represents a Texas homecoming. After receiving her BFA from the National College of Arts in Lahore, Pakistan, the artist immigrated to the States, where she graduated in 2004 from the University of North Texas with an MFA, thus launching an ambitious global career that is still peaking. Represented by Talley Dunn Gallery in Dallas, the artist has created major installations throughout the world, including a collateral exhibition presented in "Stickwork by Patrick Dougherty," at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden/ Botanical Research Institute of Texas, through Spring 2022; "Anila Quayyam Agha: A Beautiful Despair," at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, September 25, 2021 – January 9, 2022; conjunction with the Venice Biennale 2019. Agha tells PaperCity of her project for The Carter: "'A Beautiful Despair' poetically touches upon the contradictions we live with, in our daily lives … It also fulfills one of my goals of creating space that allows for the contemplation of the nature of boundaries and alienation. In this instant, it references both sorrow and hope, and allows me to create an interactive experience in which the audience's subjective experiences of alienation and belonging may become part of the space and its healing qualities." Patrick Dougherty's Playin' Hooky, 2021, at Fort Worth Botanic Garden/ Botanical Research Institute of Texas Patrick Dougherty 76

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