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JAMES HAYES : PATERNITY SUITE

"PATERNITY SUITE" (Degree exhibition)
Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology
Dun Laoghaire Co. Dublin, June 6th to 13th 2002

All the work in this exhibition developed in response to the approaching birth of my first child and to my feelings as a soon-to-be father. Elise was born May 21st 2002 and has already changed the way I see the world around me, the way I see my wife Lorraine, and my view of myself. I stand witness to this fantastic process, and feel somehow immobilised, bolt upright as a phallus, while this child bubbles and seethes first within my wife Lorraine, then naked in the world proper. I want to reveal this feeling of the process from the male perspective, standing in the reflected light of the classic mother and child.

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Cradle by James Hayes Installation by James Hayes
Enlightenment by James Hayes Enlightenment by James Hayes
Pageant by James Hayes Pageant by James Hayes
Nest by James Hayes Nest by James Hayes
Legacy by James Hayes Rhythm by James Hayes

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