Walter May • 2010 - 2015 • Selected Works 

Cane Bundle: Strapped Whipped • 2014
Cane Bundle: Strapped Whipped • 2014

Approx. 30" h x 4" w x 3" d. A burnt cane embedded in a wooden apple, a wooden bucket handle, an aluminum rod culminating in a circular loop are joined by a galvanized metal strap and some yellow cord.

On the Nickle • 2013
On the Nickle • 2013

Dimensions vary. Nickle and Chrome plated objects partially dipped in tar and suspended from bead chain.

On the Nickle • detail • 2013
On the Nickle • detail • 2013
Bottoms Up Black sheep • 2013
Bottoms Up Black sheep • 2013
Level best • 2013
Level best • 2013

Installation of "Level Best" at Art Gallery of Calgary. Works included in this 7 part installation are: Prop. Plank, Plumb, Hobble, Balance, Bookkeeper and XO.

Level Best ("Prop") • 2013
Level Best ("Prop") • 2013

Bentwood chair, burnt wooden bowl, branches.

Level Best ("Plank") • 2013
Level Best ("Plank") • 2013

Tripods, oak plank, wooden handles in a wooden toolbox, driftwood, bentwood, and plumb bob.

Level Best ("Balance") • 2013
Level Best ("Balance") • 2013

A number of wooden handles and knobs are attached to a tree trunk which is balanced on a wooden bowl. Private Collection.

Level Best ("Hobble") • 2013
Level Best ("Hobble") • 2013

Portions of two tree trunks that were previously connected by a steel cable are now separated by a split wooden bowl.

Plume • 2012
Plume • 2012

52" h x 18" w x 22 d" A galvanized sheet metal stovepipe contains a piece of burnt driftwood. The stovepipe is attached to a tree trunk, capped with rawhide.

Chairlift 2 • 2012
Chairlift 2 • 2012

Approx. 11ft high. Two bentwood chairs are attached to steel pipes which are supported by separate cast iron bases.

"XO" • 2012
"XO" • 2012

Two components approx. 38" h x 16" w x 16" d. each Two bentwood chairs with burnt leg supports are placed on individual plinths.

Tuttles Rocker • 2012
Tuttles Rocker • 2012

Carved and burnt section of a fir tree is placed adjacent to part of a bentwood chair.

Trailer •  2011
Trailer • 2011

11’6” L x 3’ w x 28” h. A steel pressure tank stabilized by small wooden wedges is attached to a burnt poplar branch.

Looped • 2011
Looped • 2011

25" h x 72" L. x 22" d A large walnut burl sits on two burnt, bentwood chair backs.

Looped • 2011
Looped • 2011

Alternate view of "Looped".

Slicker • 2010
Slicker • 2010

Approx. 9' L x 4’ w. x 8” h. A fir beam raised on two small burnt cedar blocks is partially covered by a rubberized raincoat. A burnt arbutus branch is laid on top of the beam. A second sculpture, "Tuttle's Rocker" is seen in the background.

Slicker • 2010
Slicker • 2010

End view of "Slicker".

Installation. Alberta Biennial •2010
Installation. Alberta Biennial •2010

Installation of "Pin Pine" (2007/08) and "Scavenger and Forager" (2007) at the Art Gallery of Alberta.

Shadow and Prunings • 2011/12
Shadow and Prunings • 2011/12

Installation of "Shadow" with "Prunings, Cuttings, Windfall, Deadfall" at the Esplanade, Medicine Hat. Alberta.

Shadow • 2012
Shadow • 2012

60" h x 32" w x32" d. Reproduction of a stone garden pedestal constructed from burnt cedar. The original pedestal was located at Chateau Mathieu, in Normandy, France.

Chairlift (aka Bentwood) • 2011
Chairlift (aka Bentwood) • 2011

approx. 11' h. x 40" w. x 18" d. Two bentwood chair frames are supported by steel poles with cast iron bases.

Knob • 2010
Knob • 2010

18"h x 8"w x 6"d Branch, wooden knob, cord. Detail of a work from the 14 part series "Prunnings, Cuttings, Windfall, Deadfall". This series follows the initial "Pruning and Cuttings" work completed at the Chateau Mathiu Residency in 2009,

Grip • 2011
Grip • 2011

16" h x 12" w x 6" d. Branches, handles, cord. Detail of a work from the 14 part series "Prunnings, Cuttings, Windfall, Deadfall".

Black Bow • 2010
Black Bow • 2010

10"h x 2" w x 11" d branch, handle, cord. Detail of a work from the 14 part series "Prunnings, Cuttings, Windfall, Deadfall".

Old Willow • 2010
Old Willow • 2010

Branch, handle, cord. Detail of a work from the 14 part series "Prunnings, Cuttings, Windfall, Deadfall".

Chairlift and Roots
Chairlift and Roots

Installation of Chairlift (2011) and Roots (2010) at the. Nickle Arts Galleries, Univ. of Calgary, 2014.

Roots • 2010
Roots • 2010

Three wooden handles are attached to section of tree root.

Tar Babies 2011/12
Tar Babies 2011/12

Installation approx. 15' w x 6 ' h. Twenty eight small objects and personal ephemera are partially dipped in tar and suspended from brass bead chain.

Tar Babies • 2011/12
Tar Babies • 2011/12

A detail image of a portion of the "Tar Babies" installation.

Wisdom to Folly • 2010
Wisdom to Folly • 2010

A wooden utility pole is adorned with small cankers from Madrone trees. It is supported by two pedestals, one constructed from dimensional lumber, the other from a interwoven stack of Madrone branches. The work is located on a ridge adjacent to a grove of Madrone Trees. Collection of the Djerassi Resident Artists Program.

Wisdom to Folly • 2010 • end view
Wisdom to Folly • 2010 • end view

Part of the Sculpture Collection of the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, SMIP Ranch, Woodside, California.

Pure X • 2010
Pure X • 2010

Cankers from Madrone trees emerge from a glass Purex bottle.

Yellow Knuckleball • 2010
Yellow Knuckleball • 2010

approx size: 4" dia. The "Knuckleball" is comprised of a bundle of small cankers and branches, yellow twine and spent matches. Private Collection.

White Knuckleball • 2010
White Knuckleball • 2010

Approx. 4" dia. The "White Knuckleball" is made of small cankers and branches held together by white twine and installed next to a light switch. Private colliection.