Approved: 16.08.2006

Walter Bailey

Artist

Approved: 16.08.2006

 The majority of my sculptures are directly carved in wood. I work with rhythmic forms based on universal patterns of movement found in the natural world. The focus of my work is humanities relationship with nature, celebrating our links with the dynamic cycle of the seasons and exploring thresholds on the life journey. The main body of my work over the past fifteen years has been creating site

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  • Location: Forest Row, South East
  • Activities: Lecturing, Residencies, Workshops, Built environment, Public art, Private commissions, Curating, Visual arts consultancy, Project management
  • Categories: Consultancy, Architecture, Drawing, Environment, Glass, Participatory, Sculpture
  • Tags: woodwork, sculpture, architecture, glass, environment, public art
 

Biography

 The majority of my sculptures are directly carved in wood. I work with rhythmic forms based on universal patterns of movement found in the natural world. The focus of my work is humanities relationship with nature, celebrating our links with the dynamic cycle of the seasons and exploring thresholds on the life journey. The main body of my work over the past fifteen years has been creating site specific work for the rural and urban landscape, both in Britain and on the continent. In summer 2000 I was invited to Japan to receive the international Enku award in recognition of my work to date. Influences Environmental, nature, culture, myth, installation, ice, wood, fire, drawing, metaphorical, abstract. Career path Public Sculpture Work with architects Private commission Exhibitions Design work Residencies Project management Radio/TV Collections: Works in private and corporate collections in the UK, USA, Guernsey, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, Japan, Australia and in Towner Gallery Collection, Eastbourne, Sussex

CV & Education

Public commissions 2012 - Edenbrook SeedHead. Oak., Edenbrook Estate, Fleet, Hampshire 2012 - Sculpture & Design commission in collaboration with Hamilton Assoc. Architects, Commissioned by Land Securities, Park House. Oxford Street, London 2010 - Public Sculpture in oak for exterior of building, St Martins Lane, Covent Garden, London, commissioned by ING 2009 - Major Public Sculpture in oak , Bracknell, Berkshire, commissioned by Two Orchards Ltd 2008 - 'Plank Dreaming' 7 metre oak sculpture, Cheapside Corner, Brighton, commissioned by Quion Estates Ltd 2007 - Jeskyns Farm, Design, sculpture and seating comission for the Forestry Comission. Funded by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, Jeskyns Farm, , Cobham, Surrey 2007 - 'Oasis Room' multi faith space, sculpture installation and seating, Royal Alexander Childrens Hospital, Eastern Road, Brighton 2007 - Public Sculptures, oak, Commissioned by The Groundwork Trust, St Helier Open Spaces, Carshalton, Surrey