- Website: http://www.walterbailey.co.uk
Walter Bailey's primary material is wood. His work ranges from large scale public art commissions to works for gardens and interiors. He has work in collections both in the UK and internationally, he often collaborates with architects and garden designers.
The poetry and authenticity in Bailey’s work might in part be described in Robert Lowell’s definition of true poetry: a ‘commanding, deadly effectiveness in the arrangement, and something that breathes and pauses and grunts and is rough and unpredictable to assure me the journey is honest. The making of the works requires immense strength, skill and judgement; they represent Bailey’s humility towards the human scale in relation to the mythic; and also his awareness of the continuous transformational or ‘alchemical exchange’ between the human and the non-human; It is this sense of balance, also in the work’s relationship to present and past, and in the artist’s commitment to being open-hearted in the face of vulnerability, that gives Bailey’s sculpture its strength, and which gives the viewer an experience of liberation.’
© Kay Syrad
- Categories: Abstract, Architectural/Monumental/Relief, Installation/Land/Site-specific
- Materials: Wood/Paper, Glass, Metal (other)
- Location: South East