Benjamin Armstrong

Benjamin Armstrong creates glass and wax sculptures that slide between the homely and the uncanny.  Writing about Conflict (Monash University Collection), in which a pair of eyeballs shaped from wax sit at the edge of an egg shaped table top supported by impossibly thin legs, Dr Kyla McFarlane noted that Armstrong triggers both an emotional and intellectual response in viewers … an involuntary physical shudder of horror and delight registers deep in our own bodies.

Dr Kyla McFarlane, Swells and Shudders, Before the body – Matter 2006

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Hold Everything Dear II 2009
Foil, fabric, blown glass, wax and wood
104 x 201 x 304 cm
Hold Everything Dear III 2009
Fabric, blown glass, wax and wood
83 x 99 x 302 cm
Sorcery 2008
Lino-cuts printed with activated carbon and metallic pigment on dyed BFK rives paper
7 parts - Paper size: 48 x 38 cm Framed size: 53 x 43 cm
Sorcery 2008
Lino-cuts printed with activated carbon and metallic pigment on dyed BFK rives paper
7 parts - Paper size: 48 x 38 cm Framed size: 53 x 43 cm
Into the Underworld 2007
Blown glass and wax
70.5 x 68.5 cm
Into the Underworld 2007
Blown glass and wax
70.5 x 68.5 cm
Ben Armstrong Tolarno Galleries Feb 2008
Hollow resistance 2007
Blown glass and etching
58 x 32 cm
Resistance 2007
Blown glass and etching
70 x 41 cm
Ben Armstrong Tolarno Galleries Feb 2008