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Genesis

Genesis

Signed and delivered. Wood and glass sculpture commission is named GENESIS. Pollitt creates a nested, kiln cast glass & maple burl sculpture from two wax cylinders. View the ethereal results.

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Oceania

Oceania

Oceania: The creative process for this turned and sculpted piece was, not surprisingly, multi-stepped. I began by turning the rough exterior contour on a lathe and then drilling a 1 ¼” diameter hole into the top center.

Oceania | 5″ h, 8″ diameter | Bark-edge Maple Burl | Inquire.

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Trapeze

Trapeze

Trapeze : Designing Trapeze was as much presenting Nature’s inherent beauty as it was my melding with it. Hanging as a wall sculpture, the piece is oriented as the trees stood, lower trunk at bottom, upper limbs spreading at top.

Trapeze | 18″h, 14″w, 3″d | Crotch Burl Walnut | Wall Sculpture | Inquire.

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Moab

Moab

Moab : The more figured a piece of wood is, the simpler the design should be. The two should not be in conflict.

Moab | 2′-0″ h, 1′-4″ w, 10″ d | Bay Laurel Burl | Inquire.

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Amphora

Amphora

Amphora : With Amphora the form of the raw material, with all its distress, reminded me of an ancient Greco-Roman vessel and inspired the name.

Amphora | 11″ h, 8″ diameter | Distressed Wild Cherry Burl | Inquire.

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Pompeii and Raven’s Peace

Pompeii and Raven's Peace

Pompeii : The shape of the “blank” and the character of the wood significantly dictated its final form. I burned nothing. The piece accomplished that dark-edged affect all on its own.

Pompeii | 1′-1″ h, 6″ diameter | Distressed White Oak Burl | Inquire.

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Ra

Ra

Ra : Ancient vessels that were produced around the Mediterranean rim especially captivate me.

Ra | 11″ h, 7″ diameter | Maple Burl | Inquire.

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Pagoda

Pagoda
Click images to view larger versions Turned and sculpted Cherry Burl Amphora Turned, then sculpted in cherry burl, I found the raw piece on a waste pile of a logging project near Boone, NC. The same pile revealed another cherry burl for my future works that ILearn more

Romancing the Stone

Romancing the Stone

Romancing the Stone : This Rhododendron root burl so tenaciously cradled that piece of granite, I had no other option when I sculpted the piece than to honor their 30+ year relationship.

Romancing the Stone | 10″ h, 1′-3″ w, 5″ d | Rhododendron & Granite | Inquire.

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The Phoenix

The Phoenix
Click images to view larger versions Bringing new life I found this piece of distressed curly white oak burl being used as a wheel chock underneath a pickup truck on a logging project in Madison County, North Carolina. It was covered with mud and embedded with sandLearn more

Splash Dance

Splash Dance

Splash Dance : For an amorphous mass of maple burl, the question “Should I be a lathe-turned bowl or a sculpture?” remained unanswered for 15 years. Finally, the answer became “Yes.”

Splash Dance | 1’-7”h, 1’-3”w, 1’-0”d | Maple Stump Burl | SOLD

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Cliff Dwelling

Cliff Dwelling

The deep penetrations and shelves of this burl wood sculpture are my abstract interpretation of the cliff dwellings created by the American Southwest Anasazi Indians. Come see how well you think I did.
Cliff Dwelling | 1′-4″ h, 1’-7” w, 12″ diameter | Apple Stump Burl | Private Collection of Harry Pollitt

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Rhapsody

Rhapsody
Click images to view larger versions Enthusiastic expression from Rhododendron This piece is sculpted from a rhododendron root burl that had been bulldozed into a pile of waste wood on a clear-cut logging project in Madison County, N.C. Scheduled to be burned along with others on theLearn more

Brain Scan (Self Portrait)

Brain Scan (Self Portrait)

Brain Scan (Self Portrait) : Without a doubt, rhododendron is the hardest, most dense wood I’ve worked with, but, in addition, it is also elastic. If you try to use a wood carving gouge and mallet to remove material, the blade of the gouge bounces back instead of cutting.

Brain Scan (Self Portrait) | 7″ h, 7″ diameter | Rhododendron Root | SOLD

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Georgia

Georgia

Georgia : Initially, I saw this work as a tabletop sculpture and the association with the desert art period of animal skulls and bones came later.

Georgia | 2′-2″ h, 1′-8″ w, 8″ d | Red Oak Burl | Table Sculpture (as shown), Wall sculpture (Vertical) | Inquire.

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