TRCR 399: Fall Fund Drive: Donte K. Hayes on objects as initiation




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Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Donte K. Hayes. After focusing on printmaking early in his career, Donte moved into ceramics in 2015 and continues to make sculptural ceramics that incorporate sci-fi, social issues, and the material culture of the African Diaspora. In our interview we talk about transitioning from the figure to abstraction, how objects can initiate the viewer into a new mindset, and his recent collaborative mural project “Oracles of Iowa City.” Along with Antoine Williams he designed two large-scale murals that cover the façade of a parking garage in downtown Iowa City. To see examples of his work visit

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