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

Click to the read the essay Contact Images by Quentin Sprague accompanying the Under the Southern Sky (2020) series

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Walking backwards to the place I come from 2012
Installation view
Walking backwards to the place I come from 2010
Installation view
Walking backwards to the place I come from 2010
Installation view
Dust (dust to gold), Golden hour (dust to gold) 2010
Golden hour (dust to gold) 2010
Blown glass, pigment and sculpy
99.5 x 29.5 x 29.5 cm
Dust (dust to gold) 2010 (detail) #1
Dust (dust to gold) 2010
Binder, blown glass dust, matter and sculpey
96 x 27.5 x 27.5 cm
Old hour 2010
Binder, blown glass, cinders and Geraldton crushed garnet
95.5 x 27 x 27 cm
Vortex thought continuum 2010
Blown glass, pigment, resin and wax
86 x 28 x 28 cm
Baguette 2010 and Bones 2010