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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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Stick Sculpture #92515

Just keep sticking to it.

Christmas ornament prototype successful! May or may not try some tweaks.

Commissioned mobiles under construction. So far so good!

Copper pile turning green. Plenty for winter art projects.

Stick people multiplying. Stocking the winter studio for sculpture production.

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August Stick Art Sculpture #83015

Thanks for all the comments and feedback everyone!

This is it for Stick Art August! Hope you liked it.

The next round of posts will be back to a mix of woodwork, metal art and kinetic sculpture.

There are some commissions to work on and there should be a trip to my favorite gallery in Connecticut to drop off a few pieces of artwork.

There may be an opportunity to get a few pictures of some of the more artistic structures I’ve had the pleasure to build with friends.

The hope is that this will make interesting posts and add to the documentation of the work I’ve done.

Christopher Pollock Stick Art Sculpture #83015
Christopher Pollock Stick Art Sculpture #83015
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Dancing Stick Sculpture #82715

Caught these two dancing around the studio.

What does this sculpture think its doing?

Its studio is a mess.

They should be cleaning not dancing.

I told them they were artwork and that means work is part of their description. “ART WORK” I said.

They just kept on dancing pretending not to hear me.

So I turned off their music.

They didn’t seem to care. They just kept on dancing!

Just as I was about to give them a lecture the little buggers reminded me that they were going to keep on dancing no matter what I said.

That is how they are, what they do, how they grew and what was done to them.

I thanked them for setting my perspective straight and turned the music back on!

That sculpture danced on and smiled at me as I continued to mess up the studio making art.

Christopher Pollock Stick Art Sculpture #82715
Christopher Pollock Stick Art Sculpture #82715
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Stick People Art August Sculpture #82515

Summer is dancing by quickly.

So far the August stick art posts are on schedule.

Three sculptures a week as promised.

Easy for the stick art, they don’t have little twigs that need school clothes and other supplies.

Their family tree doesn’t have summer reunions or travel far away for vacations and visits. No packing. No cars, boats, gear, food….

I do like simple art. Just don’t confuse simple with easy! It’s hard to keep things simple.

As you may have guessed from the tone of this post things are rather busy at the moment. I’m sure many of us are going nuts trying to do all that’s expected as summer comes to an end.

Why did I not schedule posts for the whole month? Thought there was more time. Wrong!

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Christopher Pollock Stick Art Sculpture #82515
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August Sunday (Holy Post) Stick Art #82315

This stick art couple is appropriate for a Sunday post. Very holy!

As they dance and embrace I can almost hear them say. “You make me whole”.

My stick sculpture is going in a whole new direction.

Possibly a more holistic approach to practicing my art.

Hold me close” the dancers whispered.

“Hello, 911? I’d like to report a couple involved in a hold up!”.

Hold it, stop, this is getting ridiculous.

Seriously, I don’t really know why I filled this stick sculpture with holes, but it still floats!

Maybe a whole month of stick art posts is getting to me!

If you line your eye up just right you can see through the whole sculpture.

Christopher Pollock Stick Art Sculpture #82315
Christopher Pollock Stick Art Sculpture #82315
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Stick Art August Sculpture #82015

Wood will waltz,

twigs do jigs,

branches boogie,

smooth stick sculpture steps,

trees tango,

plants dance,

funky forest,

jungle jamming,

roots rocking,

shrubs shuffling,

arboretum artwork,

botanical ballroom…

Christopher Pollock Stick Art Sculpture #82015
Christopher Pollock Stick Art Sculpture #82015