The oil containers make good stands and points. There are several pieces (and more in progress) with this theme. “Term Oil”, the very first blog post is by far the most hostile. Tomorrow’s post will be “Get a Grip”, another oil statement. Really it’s just about less dependency and more liberation.
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?
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.
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.
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!
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.