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 Lost Artist

Framing Nic's Barn

What happened?

If you follow my wife’s blog  chrissie.blog you know that this summer we have moved from our Western New York home of 25 years to my mother’s family home of 70+ years in Northern New York .

Also, all three of our children pretty much left the nest in June.(Coincidentally all on the same day!)

Purging everyone’s (some of us are/were hoarders) combined collections of everything for roughly 100 years is overwhelming. If each person’s years of storing stuff were added together there could be thousands of “hoarder years” accumulated.

A good blogger would have fun with this. I just want my life back.

My old garage/studio is almost moved.

The bigger new barn/studio is now a dysfunctional mix of everything imaginable. At least the avalanches of random collectables have become a less frequent hazard!

The cars (6) were not even visible buried under the “treasures”.

So far two of the cars and everything in, on and under them have been extracted.

Meanwhile there was this building project. I know it will be stuffed full soon.

Needless to say more artwork has been stored than made lately.

The good news is that artist part of me is leaving clues as to where he is. Surely he will show up soon, right where I left him, in plain sight.

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Hanging Brass “S” Mobile with Circles

Hanging Brass "S" Mobile with Circles

 

This object came to me as a brass kick plate on an old door. It is possible this piece was some other brass object before it was recycled into the kick plate. Now it is an activity sensor disguised as a mobile that hangs in my living room.

It hangs from our ceiling and the top two “s” shaped plates are not attached. They just balance on a recessed point. They have lots of movement.

My children and their friends seem to manage to send it crashing to the floor more often than they think I am aware of.

Regular inspection of this object revels when it has been knocked about the living room. Often the clues are subtle irregularities in the wires or balance. I sometimes am happy the boys are so good at mobile repair and balancing. Other times I just imagine what kind of misbehavior has been taking place in my living room!

Hanging Brass "S" Mobile with Circles
Hanging Brass “S” Mobile with Circles. ChrisPollockArt.com
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Stick (Twig) Art 011316

Small twigs, about 3 inches, cut into stick figure shapes, fastened together. One seated holding the other one that is leaping with arms high in the air.

Found some old images of early artwork.

Flat cuts and minimal shaping are telltale  signs of the first years.

Keeping track and remembering is why this blog was begun. So here is a little (about 3 inches tall) example of a twig sculpture made years ago.

Recently some photos (yes, actual photographs) were found. May have to take digital pics of the photos to keep up to date.

Early Twig People

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Dancing Stick Art 010216

Stick figure dancing couple sculpture.

Another stick sculpture to get the new year going.

This one looks like it would make a good bracelet holder!

It is not tall enough to hang ties from.

They don’t seem interested in doing much but dancing anyway.

They have done the tree thing.

They have had their leaves and seasons.

Why not just enjoy the dance?

Christopher Pollock Stick Art Sculpture
Christopher Pollock Stick Art Sculpture
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13/14 Years of Christmas Gift Artwork. Dancing Santa

Santa Christmas Ornament Mobile

Last year’s Christmas ornament art project was this dancing Santa mobile. (if you click on the full WordPress article there is a video)

They are painted sheet metal and wire.

About 50 were made.

I think I will have to make more of these Christmas decorations because people are asking to buy them.

That makes me happy!

Santa Christmas Ornament Mobile
Santa Christmas Ornament Mobile