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Sculpture in the Garden
Sculptures from regional artists installed in natural, picturesque setting
Now – April 2017

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Artist Name: Benjamin Lavender

benjaminlavender.com

 

Benjamin Lavender

Title of Piece: Plumerish
Media: steel barrel hoops, stainless steel
Dimensions: 9'H x 5'W x 5'D
Retail Price: $3,200 + tax

Artist’s Statement: A crossbreed of a plumeria and a bulbous tree, on an exaggerated scale, juxtaposing the girth of the base with the delicate nature of the stem and top.

 

Artist’s Bio: Benjamin Lavender’s art reflects his lifelong fascination with the growth and erosion of nature. His signature style involves shaping metal and industrial objects into organic forms reminiscent of plant life. His latest sculptures are constructed primarily out of reclaimed metal barrel hoops that have been cut and shaped into various types of forms, from botanicals to figures, enhancing his ability to mimic nature. In his own words, “Abstract Naturism is an appropriate way to describe my work, as well as industrially-organic. Both define the outcome of mimicking nature through intense hours of manipulating metal, concrete, paint, and found or reclaimed objects into organically formed art.”

 

Photos: Nick Ruddick


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