Cover Art for PATHWAYS Magazine
Cover Art : Pathways Magazine, Fall 2023
"Mass Exodus II (at Midnight)", created in 2006, was highly inspired by Octavia Butler's prophetic 1993 masterpiece, "Parable of the Sower" and is rooted in Black spirituality. Referencing the main character's journey with other followers to migrate north due to extreme levels of poverty, environmental and racial injustices, and violence against all who are vulnerable, I aim to represent a through-line between escaping chaos and moving towards an elevated state of being - mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually in this work. With organic, circular shapes symbolizing diverse members of society, the group has collectively decided to move in the direction of the "Light", onwards and upwards towards a higher consciousness that is surrounded by the protection of a higher source and our ever-present Ancestors.
ArtofNoize Gallery presents "Light Work" : a Collection of Works by Kristen Hayes-Campbell
The works included in this exhibit are a reflection of time spent during the 2020 global pandemic, where the need to remember and rely on many holistic and spiritual teachings and experiences provided the mental and emotional space for my grounding, joy and inner peace. It was through my connection to nature during this time that I have been able to find clarity in the meaning of my many journeys and further develop my artistic practice, in order to manifest the next road to be traveled.
*Alchemical Vessels Exhibition + Benefit* (April 4 – May 16, 2014)
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts
1632 U Street NW, between 16th and 17th Streets, Washington, DC
Opening Reception: April 4, 7-9pm
*No Room for Doubt*: Abstract Works on Wood, Canvas, and Paper by Kristen Hayes
Athenaeum / Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association
201 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
December 12—January 26, 2014
Opening Reception: December 15, 4-6pm