Title: Text Shift
Artist: Andrew Hayes
Method: Repurposed London bus panel
Size: 6.5 x 22cm x 6cm
Andrew Hayes, born in Tucson, AZ studied sculpture at Northern Arizona University. He left school to learn more about metal fabrication by working in the industrial welding trade. Eventually Andrew sought to develop his artistic voice and applied to the Core Fellowship at Penland School of crafts. During his time as a Core Fellow, Andrew explored a variety of materials and techniques; the book became a big part of this exploration.
In the fall of 2014 Andrew returned to Penland as an artist in residence where he continued working with book forms and fabrication. In early 2018 Andrew set up a studio in Asheville where he creates sculptures exhibited nationally including solo exhibitions at: Seager Gray Gallery, Hunterdon Art Museum in Clinton, NJ and Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, TN. His work is included in a number of collections including Yale Art Museum, Black Mountain College, and Wingate University.