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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MG 2010
Blown glass, light bulbs, pigment, solder and wax
109 x 28 x 28 cm
Ancestors 2010
Blown glass, pigment, resin and wax
89.5 x 27 x 27 cm
Ancestors 2010
Blown glass, pigment, resin and wax
89.5 x 27 x 27 cm
Ancestors 2010
Blown glass, pigment, resin and wax
89.5 x 27 x 27 cm
Bones 2010 and Fish 2010
Fish 2010
Blown glass, pigment, resin and wax
88 x 30 x 30 cm
Fish 2010
Blown glass, pigment, resin and wax
88 x 30 x 30 cm
Mountains giving advice 2009
Ink and pigment on paper
101.5 x 83.5 cm
Chief rivals 2010
Ink and pigment on paper
124.5 x 92.5 cm
Joker’s underworld 2010
Blown glass, pigment, resin and wax
107 x 37 x 37 cm