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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Conjurer II 2012
Wood and steel
228 x 102 x 105 cm
Conjurer IV 2012
Wood and steel
220 x 61 x 69 cm
Swell 2011
Ink and watercolour on paper
Paper size: 141 x 115 cm Framed size: 157.5 x 131.5 x 6 cm
Victory 2011
Ink and watercolour on paper
Paper size: 126 x 122 cm Framed size: 142.5 x 138.5 x 6 cm
Conjuring 2011
Ink on paper
Paper size: 141 x 118.5 cm Framed size: 159.5 x 138 x 6 cm
Too little too much 2009
Ink and pigment on paper
115.5 x 91 cm
Untitled two 2009
Ink and pigment on paper
126 x 94.5 cm
Untitled 2009
Ink and pigment on paper
120 x 95 cm
Edge of a known world 2009
Ink and pigment on paper
107 x 77.5 cm
Cycle theory 2010
Ink and pigment on paper
122.5 x 87.5 cm