Blue Shift

Abstract glass sculpture

Aesthetically, Blue Shift has a feel of fragility and a sense of dynamic movement. I leave it up to the viewer’s eye to see the movement within and without this abstract glass sculpture — and reactivate it in their mind.

Cobalt blue glass sculpture reveals intricate interior.
Sweeps and curves of cobalt blue abstract sculpture by Harry Pollitt
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Blue Shift  |  11″ h, 8″ diameter | Kiln cast crystal, Cobalt Blue | AACG Auction Donation, SOLD at GlassWeekend 2013

Multiple Inspirations

For this piece, I called upon several elements that I had incorporated in earlier glass works – the intersecting lines of Shape Shifter, Midnight Moves, Limoncelli and Firth of Forth and the curve-over edge from Cascade.  It’s not plagiarism if I steal from myself!

Shape Shifter

Shape Shifter



Firth of Forth

Firth of Forth

Midnight Moves

Midnight Moves



But I also included a more open core, multiple penetrations and three tunnels to play with. I always think that tunnels are fun and cause people to physically lean over and peer inside to see where they go.

About the name.

Blue Shift is a cosmological term used to describe an object that is travelling through space toward you. The color was chosen to evoke that deep space mystery.

Blue Shift is a presentation piece I created for The Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass (AACG) to be auctioned at GlassWeekend’13, Wheaton Village, NJ. For more details, read here.

Creating BLUE SHIFT … wax sculpture, glass from foundry, finished work


Other Collected Glass Sculptures

  • Midnight moves in Sofa Chicago 2014 catalog
    Five Pollitt sculptures sold
  • Pollitt completes wood and glass sculpture commission
  • Adagio
  • Shape Shifter
  • Cascade
  • Midnight Moves
  • Blue Pyro
  • Limoncelli
  • T with 'Tude
  • Blue Tango
  • Blue Shift
  • Mythic Fire
  • Levitation
  • Event Horizon
  • Canyon Song
  • Unfathomable
  • Firth of Forth
  • Mystic Light
  • Second First

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