Artist in Residence – Garrett Hayes

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE Garrett Hayes is an American artist currently living in Athens, Georgia, USA. Using found objects and assembled treasure, Garrett says: “I collect many things; remnants of time, nature and life. These objects are then united in sculpture and space. I collect things specific to my desire that these artifacts live on, but in a new context of my choosing. Without me, these items would sit on shelves, end up in a landfill, rot away completely or some other variation on the fate of discarded objects. I see a new life in the unwanted and consider myself their savior. I suspend, cut, burn, stain, paint, sand, or perhaps do nothing. I stack, attach, drape, stretch, weave and alter in hopes of creating unified splendour.”
Check out more work on Garrett’s website: garretthayes.com

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