Artist Statement


Sera Hayes


I’m interested in exploring how visual cues inspire feelings of nostalgia and a sense of place. How are personal and collective memories tied to visual culture and in what ways do they inform our perception of a particular location? Through my photographs I hope to examine how emotions tied to memory are integral to the process of assigning depth and meaning to a place, connecting it to our personal and collective pasts, and envisioning a possible future.

Issue Cover: Hotel Bar (2015)
All Images courtesy of the artist.

1. Heaven’s Door (2015)

2. Silver Slipper (2016)
The Neon Museum, Las Vegas, Nevada

3. Through the Trees (2015)

4. Now Playing (2016)

5. Neon Boneyard (2016)
The Neon Museum, Las Vegas, Nevada