August 26 - September 22
Copper wire, found materials
Translating both story and trauma into posture,
the silhouette is an archive.
Dandy is a geography of shoulders.
Sleeping In The Forest
I thought the earth remembered me, she
took me back so tenderly, arranging
her dark skirts, her pockets
full of lichens and seeds. I slept
as never before, a stone
on the riverbed, nothing
between me and the white fire of the stars
but my thoughts, and they floated
light as moths among the branches
of the perfect trees. All night
I heard the small kingdoms breathing
around me, the insects, and the birds
who do their work in the darkness. All night
I rose and fell, as if in water, grappling
with a luminous doom. By morning
I had vanished at least a dozen times
into something better.
Hayley Jeffrey is exhibiting as a guest artist. She spends time as a playground designer and a Disabilities Community Facilitator. She works with textiles craft processes and performance art. Hayley is interested in accessibility as well as whimsy, surrealism and kindness.