Harry Pollitt - yellow amber What's Math Got To Do With It glass sculpture

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Harry Pollitt - yellow amber What's Math Got To Do With It glass sculpture
What’s Math Got To Do With It?
Yellow Amber
1′-10″ h, 7″ dia.

Struggle is part of creation.

Some pieces struggle more so than others.  What’s Math Got To Do With It? was inspired by Pinnacle.  It started out simple enough, a top-down approach.  Do that spire on top.  Then get the flow just right.  Yeah!  Then what?  It began to twist.  One full 360 degree helical rotation.  Then a repeating pattern.  (Fractal.)  Then, finally, a reverse helix.  Sure!  The piece is then divided into thirds, vertically.  And also in diagonal rotation, counter clockwise.

Got all that?  Math and geometry abounded.

This was a near flawless casting adventure.  And when light hits it, the effect is sensational (says the unbiased artist).  This piece took a total of five months spread out over one and one half years.  Hard fought. Hard won.  And I still love it.

Creating this piece

Wax sculpture, glass from foundry, finished work

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