Metallic Polygonal Sculptures by Ben Foster in New Zealand’s Natural Surroundings

by Danny OldaPosted on

The sculptural work of artist Ben Foster can not be separated from his home and life in New Zealand.  The varying landscapes of his home – from the mountains to the beaches – feature prominently in his work.  Often his sculptures are placed within the context of these natural surroundings.  His subjects are the animals of his daily life and others that share the land.  The sculptures’ polygonal shape betray their man-made origin and contrast against the natural backdrop.  The juxtaposition brings to mind the larger impact humans have on the environment of their home and perhaps the possibility of a peaceful coexistence.  Appropriately Foster comments in his statement, “My works are a culmination of the natural and the man-made – a careful balance of form and motion.”

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