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The Kind of Artwork I Love to do

Some of the artwork this winter was making a few of these black and white mobiles. They are very much like the mobiles I remember seeing years ago that caught my eye and inspired me.

Two of this style were commissioned, delivered and installed. The one pictured makes me very happy since it is hanging in the place where my artistic awakening happened.

My seventeen year old, rather non-artistic, self met a unique person who was just about to begin building house like no other. Being on that job and others that followed saved me from a “normal” life.

Most of what you see in this picture is work we did. Not just building the objects but cutting and debarking the trees, milling the exposed framing, gathering the limbs and branches for the railings… I could go on and on. Basically every step of every process from the ground up. (some below ground!)  Sadly my photos do not do it justice.  wp-1448419198949.jpeg

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4/14 Years of Christmas Art Ornaments Snowboarder Ornament

This sheet aluminum and wire mobile ornament was from around the time the kids got my my wife and me into snowboarding.

Our kids have been instructors for years, and they had talked us into it that year so it seemed like a good design.

Good decision!

Snowboarder Ornament Christopher Pollock Art
Snowboarder Ornament Christopher Pollock Art
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5/14 Years of Christmas Gift Art. Glass Ball Mobile Ornament

One of the favorite Christmas gift art ornaments was this mobile in a clear glass ball.

Wire and snowflake charms with a Christmas tree at the bottom make up the mobile part.

Glitter glued to the glass ball with silver ribbon to hang it from and there you have it!

Everyone loved it! But, mailing this object failed a few times.

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7/14 Years of Christmas Gift Art

8/12 Years of Christmas Gift Art Jingle Bells Ornament

Year eight was this mobile ornament made from brass wire and jingle bells. 

I made 40-50 of these and one larger piece as well as some earrings using this design. 

The middle wire (I call the wires of mobiles armatures) shape has since become an often used design element in my wire sculptures and Christmas gift artwork.

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10/14 Years of Christmas Gift Artwork

Christmas Gift Art Penguin Sculpture

Just because there are no penguins at the north pole does not mean they can’t be good Christmas gift art.

This “penguin” has a swinging body with a bobbly head and beak.

The little bird (about 6 inches)  is painted sheet metal and wire.

Christmas Gift Art Penguin Sculpture
Christmas Gift Art Penguin Sculpture
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Fourteen years of Christmas Gift Art

Weathered copper frog mobile on lily pad

Christmas shopping in the boondocks had its limitations. My budget did too.(still does!)

I was just starting to produce sculpture.

Why not make a few gifts? So it began. Fourteen years ago. The Pollock Christmas collection.

Funny thing though, the artwork that was being made at that time really didn’t have a Christmas theme. (frogs? really?)That has changed over the years.

Frog mobiles were first because thats what I was working on at that point. They were well received so I kept making artistic gifts as well as other sculptures.

The posts from now thru Christmas will be of the Christmas  gifts I made for friends and family instead of shopping.

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Orange Circles Mobile

I need to find a better place to hang this mobile. It’s pretty big and needs a high ceiling.

Orange Circle Mobile Christopher Pollock Art
Orange Circle Mobile Christopher Pollock Art

It would be okay hanging from a low ceiling but the view from below would be missed.

 

Orange Circle Mobile From Below Christopher Pollock Art
Orange Circle Mobile From Below Christopher Pollock Art

 

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Spinning Wire with Circles

Spinning Art Mobile Christopher Pollock Art

I love to post pictures of my artwork in this location.

This is a standing spinning mobile made of wire and sheet metal and paint.

The best part is it is in this log house I spent years helping to build with a good friend.

He and this structure play a huge role in my artistic awakening.

We still build things together when we can.

Spinning Wire with Circles Christopher Pollock Art
Spinning Wire with Circles Christopher Pollock Art

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