MFA Alum Paula Hayes Exhibits Sculptures in Madison Square Park Exhibit

Paul Hayes

MFA Alum Paula Hayes will be showing her work in Madison Square Park‘s Fall/Winter Exhibition. Hayes’s exhibition will be installed on the west gravel of Madison Square Park. See the exhibition from February 19 – April 19, 2015.

About the Exhibition: The winter months are the perfect time to view Paula Hayes’s Gazing Globes exhibition, which is made up of eighteen transparent spheres that hold the detritus of contemporary culture. The globes, says Hayes, will give the park “an arctic feeling, a winter wonderland.” Formed into beauteous objects, Hayes’ crystal balls positioned on elegant fiberglass pedestals summon the present and predict the future. Each see-through globe lit from within will house used batteries, tossed-out computer parts, castoff electronic transistor parts, vacuum tubes, shredded rubber tires and recycled plastic flotsam. To these mixed remnants of technology and culture the artist adds crystals and minerals. A shimmering fairy dust made from pulverized CDs will coat the bottom and sides of each sculpture’s interior.

Paula Hayes (born 1958 in Concord, Massachusetts) is an American visual artist and landscape designer who works with sculpture, drawing, installation art, botany, and landscape design. Hayes has lived and worked in New York City for over two decades and is known for her terrariums and other living artworks, as well as her large-scale public and private landscapes.