A feature artwork on a super-yacht, an elegant sculptural seat at a luxury wedding venue, a Welcome sculpture at a boutique hotel, Ben’s exterior sculptures have been commissioned for many different venues.
Like all Ben’s work, the flowing shapes emerge as he sketches, and then develop as he creates the models in wax or clay; his aim is to share the beauty of the Cornish coast and the Atlantic ocean, and the life that calls it home.
People have an instinctive response to the pieces, and often want to reach out and touch them. This appeal is perhaps because many of the shapes carry echoes of the human form, influenced by the artist’s love of life drawing. The work is an honest and visceral response to the energy that shapes and forms the natural world.
Much of Ben’s exterior work is outdoor seating that looks like a work of art, but all of his work invites interaction and is designed to engage people thus breaking the ‘look but don’t touch’ sculpture norm.
“The (Crescent) bench looks better every day. I sit on it every morning and I am astonished that I am actually sitting on a work of art.” Melvyn Bragg.