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I have had a long time interest in seemingly ordinary everyday objects such as collectible and utilitarian items. I am fascinated by how an object such as a photograph, a piece of furniture or old toys can become a marker of time to a collector. My current work has been focused on creating objects that imbue a sense of captured time and nostalgia through their design, aesthetics and contents. Appropriated photographic imagery and reproduced cast metal objects have been incorporated into my current body of work to emphasize nostalgia and memory, both diminished and reconstructed. I am intrigued by the fragile and seemingly deceptive nature of photographic memory and recollection. The manner in which I work has been a reflection of my observations of passing time, growth and nostalgia contained within the framework of blurred memory.

- Ben

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Fabricated Acrylic
54"x30"x18"
2017
Winter Reveal
Acrylic and cast aluminum.
76"x36"x55"
2016
Winter Reveal
Acrylic and cast aluminum.
76"x36"x55"
2016
Side Board (after DKA).
. Acrylic with Photographic transparency
39"x36"x18"
2014
Sideboard (after DKA)
Acrylic with Photographic transparency
39"x36"x18"
2014
Side Board (after DKA) detail.
Acrylic with Photographic transparency
2014
Confessional (after DI).
Acrylic and cast aluminum.
30x16x18
2014
Bouquet Votive
Fabricated acrylic and cast aluminum.
47"x17”x18”
2016
Niche
Fabricated acrylic and cast aluminum.
50”x17 ½”x18”
2016
Nest
Fabricated acrylic and cast aluminum.
36”x24”x24”
2016
Crate
Plexiglas
45"x17"x17"
2009
John & Lois circa 1956.... moments apart.
Photo transparency & plexiglas
2009
Swim Lesson (Triptych).
Acrylic with Photographic transparency
2011
Swim Lesson (detail). 2011.
Acrylic with Photographic transparency
2011
Grey Area. Installation View
Plexiglass & photo transparencies
2008
Installation view. *Occasional Table* (foreground) & *Credenza* (background).
Plexiglass
Variable
2008
Credenza
Plexiglass & photo transparencies
29" x 48" x 24"
2008
Credenza (detail of photos).
Plexiglass & photo transparencies
2008
Credenza (detail of photos).
Plexiglass & photo transparencies
2008
Credenza (detail of photos).
Plexiglass & photo transparencies
2008
Credenza (detail of photos).
Plexiglass & photo transparencies
2008
Credenza (detail of photos).
Plexiglass & photo transparencies
2008
Credenza (detail of photos).
Plexiglass & photo transparencies
2008
Occasional Table
Plexiglass & photo transparencies
24" x 24" x 24"
2008
Occasional Table (detail of photos).
Plexiglass & photo transparencies
2008
Occasional Table (detail of photos).
Plexiglass & photo transparencies
2008
Occasional Table (detail of photos)
Plexiglass & photo transparencies
2008
Mantle
2010