Walter May • 2010 - 2015 • Selected Works
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.
Dimensions vary. Nickle and Chrome plated objects partially dipped in tar and suspended from bead chain.
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.
Bentwood chair, burnt wooden bowl, branches.
Tripods, oak plank, wooden handles in a wooden toolbox, driftwood, bentwood, and plumb bob.
A number of wooden handles and knobs are attached to a tree trunk which is balanced on a wooden bowl. Private Collection.
Portions of two tree trunks that were previously connected by a steel cable are now separated by a split wooden bowl.
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.
Approx. 11ft high. Two bentwood chairs are attached to steel pipes which are supported by separate cast iron bases.
Two components approx. 38" h x 16" w x 16" d. each Two bentwood chairs with burnt leg supports are placed on individual plinths.
Carved and burnt section of a fir tree is placed adjacent to part of a bentwood chair.
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.
25" h x 72" L. x 22" d A large walnut burl sits on two burnt, bentwood chair backs.
Alternate view of "Looped".
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.
End view of "Slicker".
Installation of "Pin Pine" (2007/08) and "Scavenger and Forager" (2007) at the Art Gallery of Alberta.
Installation of "Shadow" with "Prunings, Cuttings, Windfall, Deadfall" at the Esplanade, Medicine Hat. Alberta.
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.
approx. 11' h. x 40" w. x 18" d. Two bentwood chair frames are supported by steel poles with cast iron bases.
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,
16" h x 12" w x 6" d. Branches, handles, cord. Detail of a work from the 14 part series "Prunnings, Cuttings, Windfall, Deadfall".
10"h x 2" w x 11" d branch, handle, cord. Detail of a work from the 14 part series "Prunnings, Cuttings, Windfall, Deadfall".
Branch, handle, cord. Detail of a work from the 14 part series "Prunnings, Cuttings, Windfall, Deadfall".
Installation of Chairlift (2011) and Roots (2010) at the. Nickle Arts Galleries, Univ. of Calgary, 2014.
Three wooden handles are attached to section of tree root.
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.
A detail image of a portion of the "Tar Babies" installation.
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.
Part of the Sculpture Collection of the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, SMIP Ranch, Woodside, California.
Cankers from Madrone trees emerge from a glass Purex bottle.
approx size: 4" dia. The "Knuckleball" is comprised of a bundle of small cankers and branches, yellow twine and spent matches. Private Collection.
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.