This copper mobile is one of the ten plus pieces recently made from an old washing machine tub I found in the scrapyard. I didn’t really know what to do with it. There has been some time to fool around with artwork lately and this is what happened. The old greenish brown cylinder was cool looking but I think you would agree these mobiles are cooler. It almost became a dinosaur! Maybe next time!
It has been a long move from the last studio to this new space. More time has been spent packing, moving and unpacking tools and artwork than actually making things.
I think some downsizing and focus will help.
There are new shops and galleries looking at my work and it seems to make sense that the first images that appear on this site are available for sale.
So there will be a bunch of re-posts of pieces that are still in my possession.
Also, it will be good to spend more time with the WordPress community!
Remember this one?
Bright orange! No black on this one.
There are five or so new circle mobiles from last winter that are being finished and painted now that the weather is better for paint to dry. There is a make-shift spray booth in my studio that is small and not great to use so waiting for good outdoor conditions is better for me.
There will be more effort to include colors this round thanks to input and encouragement from helpful bloggers and followers. Thank you!
Kinetic sculpture is one of my favorite art forms. Not just because the sculptures move and change. It is also because of the balance. Balance to me is art.
Balance is one of those concepts that seems to be expressed in all aspects existence.
Physical balance is how many of us love to play. Whether it is counterbalancing artwork or shifting one’s weight doing a favorite activity. Without it we are doomed!
Balance rewards us in many ways when we maintain it. Losing our balance also has many, often painful and destructive, ways to remind us of how dependent we are on it.
I’ll leave you with one of my favorite lines, “it’s all about balance”.
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.
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!
So you may have noticed that the Christopher Pollock Art posts have slowed down some.
The problem is that snowboarding is too much fun!
There is an art to play. Sculpting a good life is artwork too!
May never know exactly how many of these dancing stick art pieces I’ve made. Making myself try to Continue reading Another Dancing Stick Sculpture #012116
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.
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?
This year’s Christmas ornament is this star 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!