Available Wood Index

Oceania, undulating, maple burl sculpture from bark-edge Maple by Harry Pollitt

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.

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.

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.

Morph VII

Slender, open front curl and up-swept spire makes a real statement for the size of this Black Cherry wood sculpture. I borrowed some lines from two previous sculptures in the Morph Series…but since it’s my work, I do not feel guilty of plagiarism. You decide.

Morph VII | 1’- 2” h, 7” w, 5”d | Black Cherry | Inquire.

Infinity Rising

Infinity Rising : My design intent for this highly figured redwood sculpture was to strike a good balance between positive and negative space. To capture its figurative elements and impart a sense of organic life.

Infinity Rising | 1′-10″ h, 1′-1″ w, 10″ d | Distressed Curly Redwood | Inquire.

Morph VI

Morph VI : The lines, movement and proportions just worked so well together. This was another difficult piece to visualize and execute. A real fun challenge.

Morph VI | 1’- 4” h, 10” w, 6” d | Black Cherry | Inquire.

Monument Mesa

Monument Mesa : It was a lot of fun for me working this piece – taking the natural formation and imparting sweeping undulations in opposition.

Monument Mesa | 2′-0″ h, 2′-2″ w, 1′-7″d | American Black Walnut | Inquire.

Passages into the Void

Passages into the Void : When most artists talk about partnering with the work, this is what they mean. And this piece reminds me of that other dimension or realm. There are endless access points or routes to get from the outside to the inside or from one side to the other.

Passages into the Void | 4′-3″ h, 1′-2″ w, 1′-2″ d | Aromatic Red Cedar | Inquire.

Wave Length

Wave Length : Ordinarily my work is done in complete isolation. Now, all of a sudden, I was setting up a temporary studio in a corner of a custom furniture company in a foreign country.

Wave Length | 2′-2″ h, 4′-3″ w | Swiss Walnut | Wall Sculpture | Inquire.

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.

Flug Ober Muotatal

Flug Ober Muotatal : The negative space nearly equals the positive. My intention was to give an overall sense of flight, using the upswept delta, as if a bird was standing with its wings raised upward.

Flug Ober Muotatal | 3′-10″ h, 3′-3″ w | Swiss Cherry | Wall Sculpture | Inquire.