Matthew Dehaemers
Sculpture - Installation - Public Art


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The Nereid Beckons

Will Brown Project

Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts Project

Leedy Voulkos Installation

Is It Just A Game?

Rockhurst Jesuit Mural

Trifecta of Oakdale Public Art Installation

Significance of the Moment

0 MPG Installation

Two Sides of the Same Tracks Installation

Avenue of the Arts

Look Good, Feel Good Barber Shop Installation

Lewis & Clark Public Art Installation

River Fields

Structural Installations

Components Sculptures

Manna Exhibition

Community Based Grant Project

Wood Sculpture

Early Mural and Sculpture Work for Schools


River Fields

Pvc tubing, polycarbonate sheets, stretch wrap, solar lights

This installation consists of a series of three translucent hay bales. Each hay bale is five feet tall with a diameter of five feet around. These forms were set a float in the Smoky Hill River. During the day the sunlight will refract off of the glistening plastic wrapped surface creating a radiate translucent glow. In the evening, the interior solar-powered lights are activated by the setting of the sun. The light inside each hay bale will constantly change color illuminating the forms will pulsating color. The hay bales have a life all their own as the breeze and the slow current of the water make them shift and move constantly. They develop their own animated personality. Overall, I would describe the work as celestial, supernatural, unearthly, and ghostly. The synthetic man-made plastic wrap is a direct contrast to the organic quality of a typical hay bale. I wanted to develop a paradox, trading hay grass for plastic and an earthen field for the field of a water way. During day and night the reflection on the water adds to the dimension of the work. The three forms strike the curiosity of festival-goers, night and day.