Lynn Pollard Atlanta, Georgia

Lynn Pollard takes an unconventional, unique approach to depicting the landscape. Using paper and indigo vats, she creates landscapes that capture the serenity she sees in nature. She recently found inspiration in the undulating grass of a prairie. Lynn currently lives in Georgia and admires the work of Maya Lin and Andy Goldsworthy. When she's not making art, she enjoys garding, weaving and ballroom dancing.


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    About The Artist

    Lynn Pollard takes an unconventional, unique approach to depicting the landscape. Using paper and indigo vats, she creates landscapes that capture the serenity she sees in nature. She recently found inspiration in the undulating grass of a prairie. Lynn currently lives in Georgia and admires the work of Maya Lin and Andy Goldsworthy. When she's not making art, she enjoys garding, weaving and ballroom dancing.

    Artist Statement

    Millennia ago, the exacting and complicated chemistry of indigo dyeing was discovered independently in many places around the world. We do not know how. Its capriciousness has led to different rites, rituals, superstitions, fiercely defended secrets, and even allegations of black magic. Its beauty, depth, and complexity have led me to create this body of work. I have developed my own technique in which papers are folded, dipped into vats of plant derived indigo dye, and moved in different ways to make the images. I seek to create grace, serenity, and refuge, while searching for a mere mark that resonates deep within us. I hope these portrayals of ideal landscapes suggest the ecologically sound world that we remember, dream about, and long for.

    Artist Background

    Duke University
    Bachelor of Arts, 1975


    Hear What Collectors Say About Lynn's Work

    Lynn Pollard 10/24/2017 | 2:12 PM

    Thank you. You can buy any of the pieces I have here on! You would select the one you want, pay them, and I will ship the piece to you directly. You will have time to decide if you like the piece once it gets to your home. It can be returned to me if it does not work. But I hope it will. Best, Lynn

    J Xu 10/24/2017 | 1:30 PM

    hi, how can buy this? It looks so beaut

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    M Buonocore purchased this artwork. 3/9/2017 | 8:57 PM

    It really is beautiful - quite gripping, actually. Love the depth of the indigo.

    Lynn Pollard 5/1/2014 | 4:32 PM

    I have had some interesting things happening recently. A local PR firm made a video in my studio and gave it to me. You can see my indigo dye vats and how I dip the papers to make my landscapes at Also, I have a piece in Flight Patterns, an international fiber exhibit which will be up for a year at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport here in Atlanta. So if you're flying through or coming here and have a minute, stop by the T Gates and take a look. A video of the artists in the exhibit will be available soon. Hope you will. And oh, I have five weavings going up in Forming: The Synergy Between Basketry and Sculpture at the Alden B Dow Museum of Art and Science in Midland, MI. It opens July 8 and runs through September 7. Hope you can stop by there.

    Lynn Pollard 3/31/2014 | 4:01 PM

    Bryan, did you see that we had posted the second art work to the site so that they are both up now? Do you have any questions? Lynn

    Lynn Pollard 3/19/2014 | 4:12 PM

    Bryan, I'm so happy you liked it. I had not tried them together before and thought that they worked well. This work seems to be enhanced by multiples. I'm thinking of making work and then halving them. It may be my next series. Warmest regards, Lynn

    B Splendido 3/19/2014 | 1:48 PM

    Hi Lynn, I got the pictures from Samantha yesterday. It's perfect. thanksss!

    Lynn Pollard 3/17/2014 | 8:09 PM

    Bryan, Thank you. I have one piece that I think works. I will take a picture of it tomorrow and send it to Samantha and she will send it on to you. I hope you like it. Lynn

    B Splendido 3/17/2014 | 3:07 PM

    Hi Lynn, I have a question regarding Indigo 327: do you have anything else available that could sit with this? Same size and general color. These are really great. Thanks, Bryan

    Lynn Pollard 10/18/2013 | 3:32 PM

    Victoria, I was thrilled that you liked the piece. Thank you for acquiring it. I'd love a picture is that's possible. I'm sending it off in just a few minutes. Best regards,Lynn 9/23/2013 | 5:42 PM

    Thanks Lynn, yes, this piece will go on the walls next to the fireplace. Samantha sent me photos of 4 other pieces that I don't think are on the site, and I really liked LP7. It's the same size as the one Ive purchased and I'd like to buy that one as well. I think both pieces on either side of the fireplace are going to look great! I am hoping to hear back from Samantha today, and I will def send you guys pics when they are hanging in the room! Thanks again. Tom

    Lynn Pollard 9/23/2013 | 5:29 PM

    Tom, I'm so excited you decided on that piece. It's a favorite of mine. Will it go on the walls by the fireplace or someplace else? Hoping you like it even better when you see the real thing, Lynn

    Lynn Pollard 9/23/2013 | 4:37 PM

    Tom, I'm so excited you decided on that piece. It's a favorite of mine. Will it go on the walls by the fireplace or someplace else? Hoping you like it even better when you see the real thing, Lynn

    Lynn Pollard 7/30/2013 | 2:09 PM

    Tom, just wanted to let you know that I've sent Samantha at UGallery snapshots of 4 pieces on a bright white heavy paper. I'm headed off to San Francisco tomorrow for the ACC show and she will be in contact with you about details. And as an aside, my son lives in Corpus Christi. travel safely, Lynn

    Lynn Pollard 7/26/2013 | 3:44 PM

    Driving around this week for work, I realized that you don't need the look of a diptych. I could just do two pieces on the same kind of paper just so they coordinate a bit. Then I realized that I do have current work here on white paper, but I'm not sure how bright a white it needs to be. Did you mean that your walls will show between the work and the frame? And do you want the paper to match the wall? Thanks, Lynn

    Lynn Pollard 7/23/2013 | 8:59 AM

    I don't seem to be able to send other images this way. I'm headed out of town for work today and won't be back until Friday morning. I'll check with the UGallery folks to see how I can do this.

    Lynn Pollard 7/23/2013 | 8:52 AM

    Tom, first, I'm in the American Craft Council Show the first weekend in August, the 2nd to the 4th. So if you're there then, I can email you a ticket to get in. Next, currently the largest work I can do, particularly for a vertical piece is 22 by 30 inches. Vats need to be narrow and deep and I'm about at the maximum for my pots which are very large. I have a couple of triptychs that I've made on commission, well actually three now, (she's deciding between them) but I can send you pictures to see how I handle this. One is on my website where you can see other work. The older work is on the black background. I'll email you a picture of the second one and the third one is hanging on the drying rack now and may or may not be finished. I can email a snapshot of that. Oh and yes I have lovely flat white Arches paper, once again 22 by 30 inches. Your house sounds lovely, Lynn 7/22/2013 | 11:27 PM

    Just one other note. A piece in the 22 to 30 inch wide range, and 30 to 36 high range would work. I really need the pieces to be the same rectangular size. Thoughts? 7/22/2013 | 11:18 PM

    Thanks Lynn. I guess I should have asked, do you do commissions? I ask because the walls in my house are stark museum flat white. I don't know if you ever use a white paper, but one of your designs floated on a killer frame would look stunning in my house. I have 2 spots on either side of a fairly large fireplace, each cubbie on either side is 6' wide and about 7' feet high. I've been taking my time to select the art I would have in these 2 spaces, and I really think your designs would be fantastic along with matching the rest of the modern / contemporary design. Where in SF is the showing. I'm in the Bay Area this week by chance and may be able to stop by this show. Thanks again. Tom

    Lynn Pollard 7/22/2013 | 11:16 AM

    Tom, I have just shipped most of my portfolio to San Francisco for the American Craft Council show there. I pulled out a few pieces I have here and none are on the same color paper. I do have a triptych, but I'm not sure you need three pieces. My portfolio won't be home until the middle of August. But I am in the studio some before I leave and will think of what you're looking for as I work. When framing, I suspend the artwork from linen tape to float it inside a deep mat board and frame with a warm silver of silvery gold simple frame. I'm looking for a snapshot of a framed piece now. Thank you for your interest and kind words. Warmest regards,Lynn

    commentsIndigo 156 7/21/2013 | 2:04 PM

    Lynn, I love your work. It's difficult to grasp the entire aspect of the art but I can pick up online, I love. I sent an earlier email, but I was wondering if you also had a similar/same size piece than that of Indigo 156? I ask because I need 2 pieces in a space I'm filling. Can you comment on mounting and framing as well, can these works be floated in a frame and would you have examples to share?. Thanks so much. A fan. Tom

    Lynn Pollard 7/11/2013 | 5:16 PM

    I’m sitting here in the midst of the parts of my booth that I use when selling my work: papers dipped into indigo vats which look like landscapes or water or other things depending upon the viewer. You see, I’m getting ready to ship my booth to San Francisco for the American Craft Council Show. When I designed the booth last winter, I didn’t think that I’d ever ship it. I live in Atlanta and so could easily get to the Atlanta ACC show and I planned to drive to Baltimore so that was that. I had not applied to the San Francisco show because, at that point, I had never sold any of this relatively new work and had never even had a booth before. After the Atlanta and Baltimore ACC shows turned out to be wonderful, I decided to ask about showing at the San Francisco ACC show. I was accepted! So here I am re-designing my booth. But let me tell you about it when I designed it the first time. I knew I wanted a clean and calm look, like a gallery, and I did NOT want drape, you know, of

    Lynn Pollard 7/27/2012 | 3:22 PM

    The rest of my last post...indigo dyed uniforms for himself or his men and tried to bring back the industry which Indian and African indigo had killed because of its relative cheapness and better efficiency. It was a glorious day turning cloth blue and being with basically all French speakers. We had enough French between us to get the gist of some of the conversations and loved watching their interactions. Two of the women participating are making a documentary about woad and spent time behind their camera. We also had a regional TV crew filming people and vats and dyed cloth. I believe my niece who had indulged my desire to spend one of our precious days in France in this way is a new convert to the magical process of watching cloth coming out of the vat yellow and changing to a glorious blue before your eyes. Woad will surely become a part of my dyed papers portfolio.

    Lynn Pollard 7/27/2012 | 3:19 PM

    I’m just back from a few days in the south of France escaping the rains of both London and Paris and it was gloriously beautiful with fields of wheat and the turned down heads of sunflowers, a riot of color after the subtle softness of English gardens in the rain. The chateau where we stayed was playing host to a millinery workshop, the leader of which, Dillon Wallwork, is one of the top hat makers in England making hats for the Ascot Races, for the Queen and for Princess Di. His website is worth the look. We were there, however, my niece and I, for a day of dyeing with woad at another chateau, one that has been in the same family for 22 generations. The current owner Jaqueline was dyeing the most beautiful handwoven linens and handmade laces. I had to keep stopping to see what she was putting in the vat next. Now you may be asking what woad is. Well, it's the original French blue, the color of the uniforms of Napoleon's army. He would not accept indigo dyed unif

    Lynn Pollard 6/15/2012 | 9:50 AM

    Thank you. So happy you looked at it. It's new work for me, still in the fiber area, but not weaving. Take care.

    G Russell 6/14/2012 | 11:40 PM

    We like it, We love it, We want some more of it..fabulous, especially 3/11! :)Gary & Jim

    Lynn Pollard 6/7/2012 | 6:45 PM

    Debbie, thank you for your kind words. This has been one of my best days in spite of having my face burned off.

    UGallery 6/7/2012 | 5:52 PM

    Lynn! Your pieces are stunning. Here is a little summary of your work on the blog:

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    D Britt 6/7/2012 | 4:21 PM

    I'm familiar with the artist's fiber art, but her use of this medium is new to me. Serene, but arresting at the same time. I think these works are beautiful!

    Lynn Pollard 5/30/2012 | 12:18 PM

    The folks at the Decatur Arts Festival Fine Arts Exhibit have invited me to speak about my work on Sunday, June 3rd, the closing day of the exhibit. I'm looking forward to explaining my work process and influences and also hearing what others have to say about the work.


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