Wood Art

Contemporary wood art

The genesis of what is now my contemporary wood art began when I was seven or eight years old. I started to doodle – flowing lines, interconnected C-curves and S-curves. These lines were not taught to me. They came naturally. They resided in my soul.

Available works in wood

  • Morph XIV
  • Oceania
  • Chocolate Twist II
  • Chocolate Twist
  • Charybdis
  • Morph VII
  • Moab
  • Infinity Rising
  • Morph VI
  • Morph II
  • Split Personality
  • Monument Mesa
  • Womb with a View
  • Passages into the Void
  • Vanilla Sky
  • Cross Current
  • Wave Length
  • Amphora
  • Cherry Twist
  • Ra
  • Call of the Wild
  • Wind Dancer
  • Romancing the Stone
  • Untitled 01-03
  • Flug Ober Muotatal
  • Both Sides Now
  • Gaia
  • Georgia

I created my first wood piece in 1968. While I incorporated those flowing lines in early work, it wasn’t until the 1990’s that they became refined in my wall sculptures, such as Confluence, and then in my sculptures-in-the-round.

Confluence >

However, my art remained an after-hours endeavor until 1994 when I finally left corporate life (a career in industrial safety engineering) and took up my art full-time. I realized this was what I was meant to do.

Pollitt's Teak wall sculupture, Confluence. His refined version of childhood doodle.

By the late ’90s, I began to feel self-conscious about basing an entire art career on something as mundane as a doodle — until I ran across someone else’s doodle. My favorite architect, Frank Gehry, materializes his concept doodles into splendid, breathtaking, ground breaking work, like the captivating Guggenheim in Bilbao. That was all the validation I needed!

In 2006, I was represented at SOFA Chicago (Sculpture Objects Functional Art Expo) by Collectors of Wood Art, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, and Zane Bennett Gallery, Santa Fe. It was the first of nine consecutive years that my work was to be honored and represented at three separate SOFA venues — Chicago, New York and Santa Fe.

To my professional satisfaction, in the forty years that wood had been my passion and challenge, my work had become collected and recognized. 

Then, in 2011, came a significant distinction in my career.  Four of my sculptures were selected for the book Wood Art Today II.  And one of my pieces, Down Force, was featured on the cover.
Cover image of Wood Art Today II featuring Pollitt's sculpture, Down Force

Collected works in wood

  • Pollitt completes wood and glass sculpture commission
  • Morph XII
  • Morph XI
  • Morph X
  • Morph IX
  • Trapeze
  • Morph VIII
  • Morph V
  • Morph IV
  • Morph III
  • First Born
  • Morph
  • New Wave
  • Down Force
  • Gabriella
  • Pompeii and Raven's Peace
  • Pagoda
  • Up Draft
  • The Phoenix
  • Laughing Waters
  • Wind Drift
  • Desert Bloom
  • Splash Dance
  • Wind Swept
  • Escher Tide
  • Cliff Dwelling
  • Rhapsody
  • Nature's Ceremony
  • Torch Light
  • Brain Scan (Self Portrait)
  • Confluence
  • The Tortoise
  • Sea Ray
  • Breaching Dolphin

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Contacting Harry

I'm mostly here, sometimes there. I get around to galleries, shows and events, SOFA hopefully always, and enough international travel to keep a smile on my face. But you can always reach me! Question? Price Inquiry? Studio Visit?
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