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RICHARD HAYS
Beaverton, Oregon - United States


, Emerge, Abstract Figurative, $184
, Struggle, Abstract Figurative, $184
, Decision, Abstract Figurative, $158

Art Starting At $157

Artist Statement

I started sculpting while studying art at Goddard College in Vermont. Personal tragedies prevented me from completing my college education but my love of sculpture never died. Originally I worked in a number of mediums including metals, plaster, cement, fiberglass, and plastic. Today I work primarily in welded steel representing ideas, questions and clichés. I am always aware of the emotions and conundrums of daily life and work to ask universal questions, display emotion, and are either obvious or ambiguous. My work may make you think, groan, or smile. I call my figures in my sculptures "Almas", which is Spanish for souls. The Almas are in context offering interesting questions, clichés, and emotions which are sometimes obvious and sometimes not. Associations Member, Pacific Northwest Sculptors ...

Original Artworks (11)

Richard Hays; Open, 2014, Original Sculpture Steel, 12 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241  A cooped up heart simply must be allowed to be allowed to show itself. ...
Richard Hays
Original Steel Sculpture, 2014
12 x 12 inches (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
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Richard Hays; Water, 2014, Original Sculpture Steel, 10 x 3 inches. Artwork description: 241  Most of us have been here at one time or another.Bare steel rust patina  8d x 10w x 3hI call my figures in my sculptures Almas, which is Spanish for souls.  The Almas are in context offering interesting questions, cliches, and emotions which are ...
Richard Hays
Original Steel Sculpture, 2014
10 x 3 inches (25.4 x 7.6 cm)
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Richard Hays; Rusty, 2014, Original Sculpture Steel, 6.6 x 11.8 inches. Artwork description: 241  This Alma has been out of the box before, just a little rusty at doing it.Steel rust patina.  6d x 6w x 8hI call my figures in my sculptures Almas, which is Spanish for souls.  The Almas are in context offering interesting questions, cliches, ...
Richard Hays
Original Steel Sculpture, 2014
6.6 x 11.8 inches (16.8 x 30.0 cm)
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Richard Hays; Think, 2014, Original Sculpture Steel, 6.6 x 11 inches. Artwork description: 241  An obvious cliche.Steel powder coated figure.  6
Richard Hays
Original Steel Sculpture, 2014
6.6 x 11 inches (16.8 x 27.9 cm)
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Richard Hays; Emerge, 2014, Original Sculpture Steel, 5.6 x 7.9 inches. Artwork description: 241   There is a desire in many of us to escape the conventional.  This Alma is making the effort.Steel rust patina.  6
Richard Hays
Original Steel Sculpture, 2014
5.6 x 7.9 inches (14.2 x 20.1 cm)
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Richard Hays; Struggle, 2014, Original Sculpture Steel, 5 x 7 inches. Artwork description: 241  Bookends for fun.Steel and powder coated figures.  5d x 5w x 7h ( each)I call my figures in my sculptures Almas, which is Spanish for souls.  The Almas are in context offering interesting questions, cliches, and emotions which are sometimes obvious and sometimes not.  ...
Richard Hays
Original Steel Sculpture, 2014
5 x 7 inches (12.7 x 17.8 cm)
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Richard Hays; Decision, 2014, Original Sculpture Steel, 12 x 5 inches. Artwork description: 241  An obvious cliche.Bare sandblasted steel.  4
Richard Hays
Original Steel Sculpture, 2014
12 x 5 inches (30.5 x 12.7 cm)
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Richard Hays; Love, 2014, Original Sculpture Steel, 12 x 5 inches. Artwork description: 241   The Alma is putting it all out there and it's bigger than life.Steel powder coated  6
Richard Hays
Original Steel Sculpture, 2014
12 x 5 inches (30.5 x 12.7 cm)
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Richard Hays; Wall, 2014, Original Sculpture Steel, 12 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241  There is a time when something comes in between. Questions remain.Bare steel, powder coated figures.  12
Richard Hays
Original Steel Sculpture, 2014
12 x 12 inches (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
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Richard Hays; Empties, 2014, Original Sculpture Steel, 10 x 16 inches. Artwork description: 241  Empties is a metaphor: The limits of conventional thinking, aka thinking inside the box. Conventional thinking has its limits and runs out pretty quickly in the context of creativity and satisfaction.Welded steel rust patina 10d x 10w x 16h ...
Richard Hays
Original Steel Sculpture, 2014
10 x 16 inches (25.4 x 40.6 cm)
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Richard Hays; Fence, 2014, Original Sculpture Steel, 15 x 11 inches. Artwork description: 241 The interpretation of this piece speaks of ambiguity. Is the Alma seeking escape or entry. Is it possible that there is simply comfort in being?Power coated steel and rust patina.  9
Richard Hays
Original Steel Sculpture, 2014
15 x 11 inches (38.1 x 27.9 cm)
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