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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Joker’s underworld 2010
Blown glass, pigment, resin and wax
107 x 37 x 37 cm
Permian Times 2009
Ink and pigment on paper
127 x 70 cm
Baguette 2010 and Fish 2010 ON WHITE
Eyes to the Mind 2010
Hand-blown glass and wax
30 x 15 x 15 cm (variable)
Hold Everything Dear I
Fabric, blown glass, wax and wood
124 x 144 x 240 cm
Hold Everything Dear I 2009
Fabric, blown glass, wax and wood
124 x 144 x 240 cm
Hold Everything Dear I 2009
Fabric, blown glass, wax and wood
124 x 144 x 240 cm
DETAIL Hold Everything Dear I 2009
Fabric, blown glass, wax and wood
124 x 144 x 240 cm
Hold Everything Dear II 2009
Foil, fabric, blown glass, wax and wood
104 x 201 x 304 cm
Hold Everything Dear II 2009
Foil, fabric, blown glass, wax and wood
104 x 201 x 304 cm