Hayley Jeffery

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.

– Mary Oliver

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.