woman in living room color photography of patterns from above by Hayley Eichenbaum and Zach Swearingen

Settle Down A photography project by Hayley Eichenbaum

“Settle Down concentrates on environment and pattern, with myself playing a faceless, restless character” – Hayley Eichenbaum

Material for current work derives from the dissection of vintage sex education and social etiquette films, along with science-fiction films of the 1960s. In breaking down the androcentric perception of sexuality, The Woman emerges as a symbol for all things powerful and powerless. My interest lingers within this limbo. I wish to explore this potential of gaining control and losing control simultaneously.

In past projects, children’s toys and religious archetypes were employed to deliver provocative content. Presently, my structural focus revolves around the symbolic possibilities of female-specific products. In addition to exercising commercial items, a consistent goal is to incorporate scientific methods and perspectives that work to generate phenomenological effects.

“Settle Down” is a collaborative duo comprised of Hayley Eichenbaum and Zach Swearingen. – – Discover more of Hayley’s work here

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