Haley Arbour is a prairie dog that discovered her voice in the Yukon. Before calling the great north home she found herself hopping trains, living on sailboats, and finding comfort in uncertainty. This shaped her natural appreciation for a rugged, do it yourself lifestyle. A self-taught musician, getting her hands dirty is the way she likes it. The forge was never too far from where she found herself, always just out of plain sight. The warmth is what drew her in, but the fire is what made her stay.
“My work has been an experiment with bronze and steel.
I am drawn to mythical form, and have featured texture and symmetry to replicate comfort and to question systems of oppression. This has allowed to me to explore functionality and imagination.
I have become fascinated with the contrasting relationship between organic form and metal. Eternalizing organic shape in bronze and steel to expand their existence on this plane.”
Photos by David Gluns