Deirdre Hayden employs organic, ephemeral materials such as seaweed as a central element in her sculptural work. Through a meticulous process involving epoxy resins and polycarbonate substrates, she transforms the base ingredients into solid translucent jewel-like forms.
The application of these organic materials to found objects create an interplay through themes and narratives that evoke societal tropes of beauty, identity, and coming of age. Resulting in a collection of work that embodies an emotional weight with a lasting, darker permanence.
This series was funded by Wicklow County Council Artist Development Award
Melk Gallery, Brussels