Medium
Andrew Hayes
American

Using steel and brass as support mechanisms, Andrew Hayes transforms book pages into curvaceous sculptural forms. “The book as an object is full of fact and story,” Hayes has said. “I take my sensory appreciation for the book as a material and employ the use of metal to create a new form, and hopefully a new story.” He acquires books from used bookstores and thrift shops, selecting them based on the textures and colors of the page edges, and then works them into new shapes. He preserves the resulting elliptical paper sculptures by binding them with thin sheets of molded metals, creating curvilinear forms out of otherwise rigid materials.

Selected exhibitions
2018
Andrew Hayes: New WorkSeager Gray Gallery
2017
Andrew Hayes: DensitySeager Gray Gallery
2015
Andrew Hayes: PassagesSeager Gray Gallery
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Andrew Hayes
American

Cast, 2014

Paper and steel
13 × 17 × 3 in
33 × 43.2 × 7.6 cm
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Location
Mill Valley
Medium
Andrew Hayes
American

Using steel and brass as support mechanisms, Andrew Hayes transforms book pages into curvaceous sculptural forms. “The book as an object is full of fact and story,” Hayes has said. “I take my sensory appreciation for the book as a material and employ the use of metal to create a new form, and hopefully a new story.” He acquires books from used bookstores and thrift shops, selecting them based on the textures and colors of the page edges, and then works them into new shapes. He preserves the resulting elliptical paper sculptures by binding them with thin sheets of molded metals, creating curvilinear forms out of otherwise rigid materials.

Selected exhibitions (3)
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