Whether it’s the pages of a tome-like encyclopedia or a thin novel, artist Andrew Hayes transforms these delicate objects into polished, unyielding sculptures that are molded with steel. Naturally drawn to the books, the sculptor creates a dynamic tension between the fleeting essence of paper and the permanence of steel.
Each piece is smooth, polished and never left raw. Although it may look sealed together, all the pages are not glued together. They are cut, constrained, then riveted together with the steel. Each piece is created with precise detail and exact measurements, creating a sharp contrast between the curvy, organic shapes of each piece.
Passages is currently being exhibited atSeager Gray in the San Francisco Bay Area through October 4, 2015.