The Mystery of Motion

Midnight Moves

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Midnight moves in Sofa Chicago 2014 catalog
Midnight Moves
Dark Orange Red
1′-7″ h, 10″ dia

Undulating glass sculpture

A sensual, dynamic, undulating glass sculpture was my goal. I hope the feel of motion pleases you as much as it does me.

Midnight Moves is the second in a series in which I intentionally set out to capture sensuality.  Classic Moves was the first, inspired by endlessly listening to Ravel’s Bolero.  In contrast, I Had the Time of My Life from the movie Dirty Dancing was my endless “inspiration” for this piece.

Technically, Midnight Moves is the most difficult sculptural glass I’ve completed to date. And the most difficult to cast.  And yet, the degree of difficulty plays an integral role in the moodiness and depth created by the dark orange red glass.

The design presents the most extreme undercuts I have attempted.  One of them is the foot that curves back onto itself by almost 180°.  I’m told this is virtually impossible to accomplish in kiln casting. But, here it is! (Reminds me of the story of the bumblebee…which aerodynamically is not suitable for flight…but nobody told the bumble bee!)

Creating this piece

Wax sculpture in progress & finished work…

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AVAILABLE GLASS SCULPTURES
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  • Harry Pollitt - light blue Capricious glass sculpture
  • Harry Pollitt - jade green Classic Moves glass sculpture
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  • Harry Pollitt - cobalt blue Enigma glass sculpture
  • Harry Pollitt - pale copper blue Escape Velocity glass sculpture
  • Harry Pollitt - orange red Fluid Dynamics glass sculpture
  • Harry Pollitt - Mariah glass sculpture
  • Harry Pollitt - Jade Green Ode to Morph glass sculpture
  • Harry Pollitt - jade green Pinnacle glass sculpture
  • Harry Pollitt - Sentinel glass sculpture
  • Harry Pollitt - jade green Splash glass sculpture
  • Harry Pollitt - yellow amber What's Math Got To Do With It glass sculpture
  • Harry Pollitt - Zest glass sculpture

Contacting Harry

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Collectors

Whether you are an avid collector of glass or wood ... or just love sculpture, I am pleased you are here. I invite your reactions to and impressions of my work. And, if a piece calls to you, please get in touch.