Ben Sandness

Builder / Thinker / Artist / Designer


25, Graphite, ballpoint, charcoal, oil, pastel, coffee, gesso, 48x60 2010 (Detail)


In this work, I focus on identifying and depicting the experience of my worries. I make drawings and prints that depict the things I find myself worrying about. The images often include every-day objects as metaphors for the tension or conflict inherent to my worries. I focus on an emotive use of line, color, and texture as I develop these images. The subject matter and mark making work together to communicate to the viewer a sense of tension. As a result, the viewer is left with the same uneasiness that I experience through my worrying.

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