the spiritual traditions
Drawing upon the spiritual traditions given to us by the Celtic and Inuit peoples, his work speaks of shifting shapes, time at sea, and moments of quiet.
Pollard Got His Start by Collecting Roots
Pollard says that he liked to collect roots from oak trees as a child after his family moved close to the woods.
He would grab a wheelbarrow to bring back everything found outsight before school, then clean up the pieces to create skeletal forms.
His father would then allow him to sell the items in Brighton at the family store.
After becoming an adult, he stumbled upon a pile of discarded roots.
That’s when he was inspired to begin carving them. Pollard also carves on Hawthorn now as well, which adds to the intrigue that his pieces provide.
You can find Pollard’s work on display at Pashley Manor and Gardens and the Sculpture Park in Brighton, Coco de Mer in London, and online through his Etsy store called Surfing the Grain. You can also connect with him on Instagram.