Ode to Morph

“Curl-over” glass sculpture

Ode to Morph, which I refer to as my “curl-over” glass sculpture, was inspired by one of my first open design wood sculptures, Morph VI.

Pollitt glass sculpture, a free-form contemporary design, entitled Ode to Morph
Ode to Morph, Pollitt abstract "curl-over" glass sculpture in Jade green kiln-cast crystal
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Ode to Morph | 1′-8″ h, 1′-1″ w, 9″ deep | Kiln cast crystal | Jade green | Inquire.

I wanted to go larger and try a curl that penetrated the center of the piece. Doing that in wood with its natural, internal grain structure was one thing, but it would be quite something else doing it in glass.

Morph VI, Pollitt's wood sculpture that became his inspiration for Ode to Morph, one of his glass sculptures

Morph VI

Blue Shift, cobalt and dramatic, cast glass sculpture.

Blue Shift

Splash by Harry Pollit. Curl-over glass sculpture.

Splash

As with Blue Shift and Splash, I’m not only using line and plane as design elements, but as structure as well. Once again, art and engineering come together for me as both aesthetics and function.

The severe curled-over and high-point elements at top provided an extremely risky move and an additional challenge for casting at the foundry. It required my doing some cold-working on the cast piece later, but I feel, together, we pulled it off nicely.

You might wonder about the “bullet holes” in the first photo below. I tried a new technique for extracting cores of wax with a drill from the solid cylinder. It proved helpful as an excavation process where I wanted huge negative space across the entire width of the piece. From solid core to finished wax, I reduced the weight from 55 to 12 lbs.

Creating ODE TO MORPH…wax in progress, glass from foundry, finished work

Ode to Morp, in earliest stage of excavating a blank wax form into a Pollitt glass sculpture Ode to Morph in early wax-form stage of Pollitt's glass sculpture process Ode to Morph, work in progress, making its way from wax form to Pollitt glass sculpture

Ode to Morph, wax-form of Pollitt sculpture, ready for kiln-casting at glass foundry Ode to Morph, Pollitt glass sculpture in the rough, back from the foundry, awaiting grinding and sandingOde to Morph, kiln-cast glass sculpture in deep shades of Jade Green, by Harry Pollitt.

Other Available Glass Sculptures

  • Bashert
  • Capricious
  • Pinnacle
  • Coriolis
  • Enigma
  • Sentinel
  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Escape Velocity
  • Ode to Morph
  • Mariah
  • Splash
  • Red Shift
  • Classic Moves
  • Awakening
  • Aurora

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