Wednesday, October 31, 2007

David Hayes, Sculptor

Today I had the distinct pleasure of meeting a modern master. Mr. David Hayes gave a lecture at the Red House in Syracuse. Debe urged me to take a couple hours out of my day. Get one last ride on the Harley and go see Mr. Hayes.

I am glad I did. Mr. Hayes gave a very unpretentious, down to earth talk and slide show to an audience of maybe 20-30 people. The talk was relaxed and informal and I was able to ask a number of questions. At the end I was able to shake his hand and have a few words with him. I left very inspired.

My only regret was that I didn't bring my camera to get a photo with him.

To learn more about this fabulous sculptor visit his web site.

1 comment:

KV Abbott said...

Coventry Sculptor David Hayes Dies
Artist Created Abstract Forms From Steel Sheets
April 11, 2013|By SUSAN DUNNE,, The Hartford Courant
David Hayes, a Hartford-born artist whose outdoor abstract sculptures constructed from welded steel grace the courtyards of numerous Connecticut buildings and have been collected by some of the nation's most prestigious museums, died of leukemia on Tuesday, April 9, at 4 p.m. at the age of 82 at his home in Coventry.

He leaves his wife of 55 years, Julia; four children, David, Brian, Mary and John; and one granddaughter, Alexandra, a brother, Richard, and a sister, Cathy Toomey. Julia, Mary and John were by his side at the time of his death.