Biography / Artist statement
Sam Haynes started her practice over twenty five years ago, creating site-specific public art installations, engaging local, often marginalised communities. While arts facilitation remains an important part of her practice, she is now focusing on developing her personal practice, creating abstract assemblages incorporating found objects and materials, referencing domestic and architectural space. These low tech, mixed-media constructions combine a rhythmical, systematic design and geometric structure with softer, flexible elements that enable chance variations. Led primarily by an intuitive response to the materials themselves, outcomes are often unexpected. These playful interactions, surprising and yet familiar, seek to create a sense of balance, building dynamic connections between materials and the surrounding space, animated through the use of colour, light and shadow.
Sam has been awarded public art commissions across the UK, exhibiting sculpture at the Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden and the Southbank’s Royal Festival Hall. Now working from her home studio in Southfields, her recent work is presented in photographic form.