A close-up of a custom blown- glass terrarium offers a microcosmic view of one of Hayes’s lushly overgrown landscapes. Hayes produces her silicone planters in five sizes, two styles (“classic” and “eccentric”), and five standard color options.
An assortment of mini silicone planters and polyurethane trays highlight a delicate assemblage of ferns and oxalis plants. Both the planters and the trays are produced in series by Salon 94, one of her two galleries.
The landscape Hayes conceived for a private garden in Santa Fe, New Mexico, exploits the desert landscape with drought-tolerant planting. “Walking in the Santa Fe hills is psychedelic. It’s a desert, and there’s all this rock and lichen. The people who live here are really great art collectors. It’s a minimalist art collection, but [they] also collect strange kinds of pottery and baskets.”