Hay was born in Sydney
and left school at 15 to complete an electrical/mechanical trade. In 1980 he
rejected traditional society, leaving his friends, career and secure lifestyle
to be part of an artistic community within the upper Blue
Mountains in NSW.
a period of introspection and self exploration in which he was drawn to the
performing as well as the visual arts. In the 25 year period to follow, he
developed skills in theatre, dance, stage magic, painting and sculpture, the
latter becoming his professional focus.
brick home and studio in which he lives and works is nestled amongst bushland overlooking ironstone escarpments.
The native grass and fishpond behind the house attracts parrots, kangaroos and
blue tongue lizards, thus creating a sanctuary for
artistic pursuits. Today Phillip spends his time refining welding techniques
and developing the ideas that come from his passion for nature and music.
themes and archetypes of the soul intuitively emerge in his work and are the
result of a life of introspection in conjunction with self inquiry. Sometimes
the work is essentially visual harmony, at other times humorous or