Wamboldt’s Pines

Tom Sherman

2005, 08:00 minutes, colour, English


Tom Sherman improvises a video performance in the filtered sunlight beneath a stand of Norway pine. Louis Wamboldt, of South Brookfield, Nova Scotia, created this elegant stand of pine trees, cutting out diseased trees and thinning the stand year to year until the market for these towering trees collapsed due to automated clear cutting. It isn’t worth his time to try to sell them now. Wamboldt’s pines, planted and groomed for harvest, stand impossibly beautiful in their breathtaking silence. Naturally, some of them have fallen. The space Wamboldt has created is a geometric wonder of vertical, diagonal and horizontal lines. Sherman examines Wamboldt’s work.

Rental and Sales

Single Screening Rental


Educational Purchase DVD (Bluray +$15)


5 Year Educational Streaming License, Digital File with DVD Circulation Copy


Gallery Exhibition and Installation, complete Media Request form for quote

Institutional Archival Acquisition, complete Media Request form for quote

Curators and programmers, please contact to receive a login and password to preview Vtape titles online.

Screening and exhibition rentals and archival acquisitions include public performance rights; educational purchases or licenses include rights for classroom screenings and library circulation. When placing an order the customer agrees to our general online terms and conditions. Payment (or a purchase order number) and a signed licensing agreement must be received before media can be shipped to the client.