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Artist Andrew Hayes Manipulates Metal and Novels

The work of Andrew Hayes is a reinterpretation of the book art movement that was so popular a couple of years ago. Instead of maintaining the medium's recognizable shape and form, however, Andrew Hayes focuses primarily on the most important part: the pages. Stripping away the cover and replacing it with metal, he manipulates the pages in such a way that they become abstract versions of their former selves.

Born in Tucson, Arizona, and based in Portland, Oregon, Andrew Hayes does not deface the objects by manipulating them so. Instead, he shows just how malleable they are both figuratively and literally. Andrew Hayes writes, "The book as an object is full of fact and story. I take my sensory appreciation for the book as a material and employ the use of metal to create a new form, and hopefully a new story."