In addressing ideas of preservation and support, paradoxically, my work emphasizes opposing ideas of the temporary, voids, and support succumbing to subtle weight and gravity. I compose three-dimensional collage-like dynamics in space with forms that convey the planer shifts that I experience when thinking about the feelings associated with certain human relationships. Each composition is temporary, and can be rearranged - changing and adjusting to the spaces they inhabit. They simultaneously preserve their form and are influenced by each other - with gestural leans and bowing from weight - forms that reference the frame expose the voids that are created by supposed support structures.
From Columbus, Ohio, Hayden Richer earned her BFA from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan, and is currently earning her MFA at the Cranbrook Academy of Art. While studying both abroad in Italy and in Michigan, Richer's work focuses on the multifaceted aspects of relationships and the subtle effects of both having and not having those relationships, as they relate to material and space.