American Dream Unveils Stay Golden Composition
American Dream, the home of Nickelodeon Theme Park, Dreamworks water park, Big Snow indoor snowboarding, various retail and dining experiences, and more has revealed the installation of Stay Golden, from renowned American artist Rachel Hayes. The large-scale fabric composition is the newest addition to American Dream’s permanent art collection and a gift to the community, to be enjoyed by all this holiday season and for years to come.
Hayes’s work encompasses a full three stories of space below American Dream’s magnificent wooden barrel-shaped vaulted ceilings. Strips of textiles and theater lighting gels are stitched together to create panels, loosely based on the log cabin and jelly roll techniques of building with small pieces to create a large composition. The artist’s ability to insert color and form into both built and natural environments has won her praise from art aficionados the world over.
“I created Stay Golden in Tulsa, Oklahoma,” said Rachel Hayes. “Throughout the various patchwork-sewn panels, the main color of light gel is ‘Oklahoma Gold,’ a rich ochre, which references the musical, ‘Oklahoma!.’ The title alludes to a line, ‘stay gold, pony boy’ from the movie, ‘The Outsiders,’ set in Tulsa. I’m tremendously proud of this work, which connects moments of pop culture with Americana quilt patterns,” she added.
The Stay Golden installation is located in Court D at New Jersey based American Dream.
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