Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Artist Highlight: Stephen Hayes

   Stephen Hayes, Cash Crop, detail, chains, and mixed media
Photograph courtesy of Mason Murer Fine Art

Stephen Hayes’ 2010 MFA thesis from the Savannah College of Art and Design presented at Mason Murer Fine Art, Atlanta tackled the social issue of human bondage. The exhibit, Cash Crop, focused the viewer’s attention on the inhuman conditions of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, which, according to Haynes, is also a metaphor for today’s sweatshops. “I am a creator that dreams and enjoys developing engaging objects out of voids. My work is mixed media consisting of wood, clay, fibers, found objects, and recycled materials, in conjunction with printmaking.” Stephen Hayes

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