The altered bookwork of Andrew Hayes is striking and quite extraordinary. Andrew crafts steel vessels to house and highlight discarded book pages in a manner that is more unique than most altered books. At first glance, these sculptures are not recognizable as books. The pages are tightly sandwiched between steel barriers and fanned out, exposing the interior text and imagery. Andrew embraces the attributes of the pages (i.e., page tabs and painted edges), offering more intrigue and depth to the piece.
August 20, 2013 by Erin Fletcher