Walter Bailey works predominantly in wood, using woodland as his studio. He makes monumental and intimate sculptures for diverse environments; rural, domestic and urban. He also designs and makes interior and exterior integrated architectural sculpture. His work is held in many public and private collections nationally and internationally.
Bailey's knowledge of nature is experiential and his direct approach to creation is elemental, by carving and eroding with hand tools, fire and water, he amplifies and deepens the biography of his chosen materials and forms. Exploring the physical and emotional geography of place he seeks to communicate at the interface between nature and humanity.
" I celebrate the living world's capacity to generate organic grace through the arc of decay and growth; natures cyclical and triumphant resurrections on the cusp of chaos.” - Walter Bailey