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Five Pollitt sculptures sold

Five Pollitt sculptures sold

Five Pollitt sculptures sold in a span of 10 days. That’s a record breaker for me! What an honor. Come see the Collectors’ choices.

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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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SOFA 2014 Pollitt sculptures

SOFA 2014 Pollitt sculptures

Opening night tonight, November 6, and for the next three days, the Thomas Riley Galleries will exhibit five of my sculptures, 4 in cast glass and 1 in wood – Enigma, Midnight Moves, Red Shift, Ode to Morph, and Morph VI in black cherry wood. This is the 9th consecutive year my work has been represented at SOFA and the second time my two styles of sculpture will be exhibited in the same year.

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SOFA Chicago 2014 Pollitt lecture

SOFA Chicago 2014 Pollitt lecture

My wood art first appeared at SOFA Chicago 2006 represented by two galleries and in a curated special exhibit entitled The Presence of Absence. My glass sculptures were first represented at SOFA Chicago 2011. This year I’m beyond honored to be telling my “transition” story as part of the SOFA Chicago 2014 Lecture Series.

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Glass art collectors group visits Pollitt Studio

Glass art collectors group visits Pollitt Studio

Now 33 doesn’t sound like a big number…until you see how big the bus was that dropped off 33 glass art collectors (members of Glass Alliance Northern California) at our home and my studio recently. See photos of their visit. We had a great time, tasty box lunch, and plenty of Q&A about my glass sculptures and wood art.

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Morph XIV

Morph XIV

Morph XIV takes elements from my previous works and becomes a cantilevered, curl-over wood sculpture, as well as a mobius. Unbeknownst to me at the time, it would be part of my inspiration for one of my future glass sculptures, Ode to Morph.

Morph XIV : 1′-4″ h, 10″ w, 6″ d | Black Cherry | Inquire.

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Morph XII

Morph XII

Morph XII : One aspect of my designs that I have not discussed much is exemplified in Morph XII. Asymmetry…which I personally define as comfortable unpredictability. It allows walking around this piece, and most of my other work, and seeing different things in the journey.

Morph XII | 1′-6″ h, 10″ w, 6″ d | Black Walnut | SOLD

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Morph XI

Morph XI

Morph XI embodies my favorite sweeps and sensuous curves, but it also displays a rather dramatic and extremely stylized human form. In the process, it violates the traditional “Golden Thirds” rule. But my roguish nature likes breaking rules.

Morph XI | 1′-6″ h, 7″ diameter | Bay Laurel | SOLD

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Morph X

Morph X

Morph X : I do love the outcome of the movement and tight undulations. It’s fun to allow your eyes to trace the edge-line along its one, continuous, unbroken curve.

Morph X | 11” h, 7” w, 7”d | Windshake Walnut | Inquire.

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Morph IX

Morph IX

Morph IX : The question was “How far can I push the limits, especially in Cherry?”

Morph IX | 1′-3″ h, 11″ w, 6″ d | Black Cherry | SOLD

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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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Chocolate Twist II

Chocolate Twist II

Chocolate Twist II : The sense of drama in Chocolate Twist II comes from the contrast between the light colored sapwood and the older, darker interior of the tree.

Chocolate Twist II | 8″ h, 13″ diameter | Spalted Black Walnut | Inquire.

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Chocolate Twist

Chocolate Twist

Chocolate Twist : The execution of Chocolate Twist and Chocolate Twist II proved an immense challenge. How to get inside and around and then sand it? Well, I don’t advise trying this at home.

Chocolate Twist | 9″ h, 12″ diameter | Spalted Black Walnut | Inquire.

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Charybdis

Charybdis

My first glimpse of what would become Charybdis was a tree twisted unlike any I had ever seen. I figured its contorted mass resulted from a tornado strike when it was just a sapling. It sported double back curves that are my stock in trade, and I very badly wanted to sculpt into it for its color and grain features.

Charybdis | 5′-2″ h, 2′-3″ w, 1′-6″ d | Osage Orange | 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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