This photo made my day when I first saw it on Rachel B. Hayes’ website a few weeks ago, and it’s having the same effect as I look at it again this evening. The press release for her upcoming show “Patient Persistence” at the Alfred C. Glassell Jr. Exhibition Gallery in Batan Rouge explains her art this way:
[Hayes] uses innocuous and readily available media such as fabric to create spectacular experiences of color and motion in an otherwise unappreciated setting. She has successfully turned narrow hallways, city walk ways and grassy hills into vital and vibrant art installations which cause the viewer to step back and reassess their familiarity with the environment.
The above work is from her 2004 “Skywalk” series.