Haley Tokarski

Haley Tokarski

Bio

Haley Tokarski was born in Englewood, NJ and grew up in the suburbs right outside New York City in Pomona, NY. Haley has had two pieces in the 2010 GaGa arts festival for the center of visual and performing art experiences. She began as a Ceramics student that was more  interested in the glassy finish of glazes and in her sophomore year realized the inspiring opportunities inherently found glass. She is currently working in glass casting, sculpture and neon light.

Haley resides in Alfred, NY currently pursuing her BFA at Alfred University’s School of Art and Design.

Contact

Hatokarski[@]gmail.com

Tel: 854-821-2675 

            

Here;Hear , 2013

Haley Tokarski

  1. 1.    Here; Hear

Kiln casted cold worked glass, sheet glass, 53”x39.5”, 2013  $1,800

Artist statement:

In today’s world, hunger and poverty is still a problem but for most is the feeling of loneliness. Under the pressures of city life those working hard or sitting in traffic just want someone to listen to them. Listening is one of the most important senses. It’s not so much about hearing as it is about understanding one another and giving attention. I am told I have very poor listening skills but I want to improve my ability to listen to others because I know how important it feels to have someone to listen to you.

Just like in therapy, someone is there to listen to your problems so that they can help you feel better and help you come to healthy resolution. Listening helps others feel less lonely, as you listen you give a piece of yourself to someone for a time as you give them company. My work right now has to do with the act of Listening and how it is an important skill to utilize in all relationships whether business or personal because when you are not listening, the other person may feel as if they are talking to a wall.

These are wax copies of my ears that will soon be glass.

 
These are wax copies of my ears that will soon be glass.
Detail

Detail

They are now in the kiln and will hopefully be out by Wednesday. I cant wait to get back to Alfred and continue working on the next step of my project so I can share my idea visually.

They are now in the kiln and will hopefully be out by Wednesday. I cant wait to get back to Alfred and continue working on the next step of my project so I can share my idea visually.

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Haley Tokarski
1st choice:  one or both of the front kiosks in the entrance where they used accept packages
2nd choice: crumbly cinderblock wall space
Approximate dimensions: Depends upon the space chosen
display: Mounted by fused wire in the back of each ear much likes a push pin into a wall. The piece will be most likely wall based.
Additional Info:
I’m interested in the old kiosks inside the Post Office, I want to put my glass ears there. In a way they are both receiving devices. Its original purpose was drop off boxes for shipping and now a viewer can drop off ideas, statements or even secrets.
Career Development statement:
I am an art education student; someday I will be running my own art classes and organizing a show for my future students. Now a days you need experience to get experience by doing this show in my last year of college I can learn firsthand what process goes into putting together a show.

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