Hayley Harrison

Hayley Harrison
Hayley Harrison

Hayley Harrison paints and draws directly onto discarded plastic bags, packaging and paper. The debris of consumerism becomes a surface and container for painting. These awkward surfaces suggest ghostly terrains and topographies. Washed away layers and drips allude to meteorological events and the passing of time. Whether macrocosms or microcosms, the scale of these terrains is ambiguous. Human life forms are absent, represented only by their paraphernalia. Hayley is exploring the theory of an ecological unconsciousness; an intrinsic connection towards nature that we have lost. Her work responds to the contradiction of our reverence to nature and our indifference to the ecocide we consciously march toward. Nature has become something to conquer and control. We are captivated by the beauty of our planet, but often from afar, as a leisure pursuit. We dissociate and split from the damage we inflict to it and each other.

Hayley Harrison