Michael Henry HAYDEN

Residency Program

Exchange Residency Program (International creators from abroad)

update: 2023.9.5

Michael Henry HAYDEN

Participating ProjectExchange Residency Program (Creators from abroad)
Activity BasedLos Angeles
City / Place stayedTokyo
Period2023.09 - 2023.11
Purpose of the residency

To concentrate my efforts for three months in Tokyo will provide invaluable time to further works in progress and to conceive of new works. I will research the intersection of art and nature in contemporary and historical Japanese art. I will explore the urban and rural environments, and hope to make silicone rubber molds directly from the landscape, from architecture, or from natural objects as source material to incorporate into new work.

Plan during the residency
  • Create paintings and sculptures furthering my explorations of natural forms
  • Create works on paper as compositional development and research
  • Find objects to mold in silicone rubber as source material for new works
  • Research historical and contemporary interpretations of natural forms in Japanese art
  • Travel through Japan to explore diverse landscapes, make drawings, and collect materials

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