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chrispollockart.com stick art sculpture #8415

Upside down. Most of the dancing wood sculptures are sticks turned upside down. Funny how the natural seems more human when it’s flipped over. These sticks are presented the way they grew. I refer to them as kickers since one “leg” of each stick “person” is kicked up.

Used individually they make cool hooks for hats or coats. I’ll do a post of some of those in the future.

This stick piece of stick art balances without the base. The little sculpture can slip into the base for added stability. Not sure if it looks better in it or out of it.

The balance was the important part so I didn’t want to attach a permanent base to it.

Today I reached 200 followers! Thank you to all of you out there for sharing your talents and time. I hope everyone finds blogging helpful and inspiring! 🙂

Stick art sculpture #8415 by Christopher Pollock
Stick art sculpture #8415 by Christopher Pollock
Stick sculpture #8415 chrispollockart.com
Stick sculpture #8415 chrispollockart.com
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Stick Art August Sculpture #8215 Purple Coneflowers

The cone heads were a funny Saturday Nite Live skit from last millennium. If you remember them you are probably over 50 or watch lots of old T.V. shows.

This twiggy stick sculpture has coneflower heads. Purple coneflower is also known as echinacea. Like art echinacea is good for you and looks good too!

Trees and plants are life. No trees no plants no life. What we do with them determines what kind of life.

Christopher Pollock Stick Art Sculpture Purple Cone Flower Heads
Christopher Pollock Stick Art Sculpture Purple Cone Flower Heads
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August Art will be Stick People Sculptures

This blog is going to attempt to have an August schedule or it will fall into summer chaos!

Schedules are not really my style but, in this case there is the probability of prolonged posting inconsistency.

So, the August plan is to post art on this blog Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday evenings.

There are a bunch of stick sculptures finally finished. Most of them are photographed and ready to share. I will try to do three posts a week for the month of August.

There is even the possibility of a few words along with the images.

Here is a preview of a few of the latest finished stick sculptures.

Stick Art Sculptures Christopher Pollock
Stick Art Sculptures Christopher Pollock
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Turtle or Eel? Stick Art Sculpture

Driftwood Eel

People would show up at my friends house and bring sticks and rocks and other possible art material for him to work with.

Not that he couldn’t find his own material for sculptures or things to photograph but just because others wanted to help in the process.

That seemed very cool to me knowing those people would not have made art or sculpture from those objects but they knew someone who probably would.

It turns out that very same thing happens to me occasionally.

This stick was given to me by a friend who found it and knew I would make something with it.

It was longer and not shaped quite like it looks now but, the basic face and twisted body was quite obvious and I knew it would be fun to make something with.

Just a little cutting, shaping and sanding and there you have it.

So thanks Tom for thinking of me and knowing that I would do something to turn this stick into sculpture.

Hope you enjoyed this post. It’s the first one I have done totally mobile using voice activation.

Very cool.

Thanks everyone for visiting and following it means a lot.

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Arts and Crafts Picture Frame

It is not hard to date this piece. Not just because the heads of the stick figure frame are crosscut not rounded like more recent artwork, but my sons are now 21, 18 and 15 ( and I have less hair! ).

We were visiting my mother recently and this was on the shelf. Other stick people photo frames have been recorded on this blog, yet there was no image of this one in the media library. Now there is.

I tend to forget sculptures and other art I’ve done over the years. Probably because my mind is on the next ones.

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Arts and Crafts Picture Frame
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Wood and Stone Sculpture

I love finding wood that has grown around rocks. Like stones in jewelry. I made this sculpture from two pieces of driftwood found along Lake Ontario or the Genesee River. There are other pieces waiting to become artwork but it may be awhile. I have been doing a lot of stick sculpting lately and my head is filling up with sawdust even with a mask on. Time to make some metal art or paint mobiles.

Wood and Stone Sculpture
Wood and Stone Sculpture
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Twig People Arts and Crafts

This is an example of a fairly common stick art piece. Some trees and shrubs growth patterns are more likely to yield the shapes needed. The smaller twig size seems more common than larger branch or trunk sections. They are fun to find and don’t need much shaping. A good camp craft. The people shapes can be used any way you like, not just dancing couples. Also, the shape doesn’t have to be of just one stick.

Twig People Arts and Crafts
Twig People Arts and Crafts
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Stick Art Candle Holder Incense Burner

Stick sculpture with copper candle and incense holders. Only a few of these were made and they are no longer being done.

I keep finding my older artwork. A friend just reminded me of a gift I made for her that I had forgotten about. A picture is promised to me since my mind seems to be more interested in future than the past.

The goal here is that images will be posted of every one of my sculptures I can find, remember or be reminded of, old and new.

Stick Art Candle Holder Incense Burner
Stick Art Candle Holder Incense Burner
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Stick Sculpture Week #70115

This is last post of the dancing stick art week. There are still several pieces of this kind of wood sculpture to post but it is time to mix up the types of artwork for awhile. There are some kinetic pieces and some metal artworks and some early pictures to post.

Back to work!

Thank you for all the interest and support!

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Dancing Sticks Day 6 #63015

These two sticks are one of the few couples that need no pinning together. They simply slide together and compression holds them. An early piece as seen by the minimal rounding to only the top of one head and none on the other. It is a bit of a transitional piece of my artwork. This little sculpture balances on two points which is also unusual for my stick art.

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