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My practice begins in the physical landscape through running, walking, or wandering. The visual languages that I often encode in my work include physical mapping, boundaries and rules of play, and elements of spatial distortion. I use this form of topological manipulation to construct visual spaces that are overloaded. This creates areas of questionable spatial stability. Each work is created in contrast to the experience of true spaces. Through this relationship, they assume their own form, which no longer resembles a legible map. Movements become fragmented where they were once continuous. These abstracted paths mimic blurred feelings and reflect a recognition that no space can ever be experienced the same way twice. 



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TARA HAYES is a Boston-based artist and painter. She earned a BFA in Studio Art from Miami University. While living in the midwest, she was a 2018 Yeck College Artist Fellow at The Dayton Art Institute in Dayton, Ohio. She is a 2020 MFA candidate at the Massachusetts College of Art & Design.