Here’s just a little peek into the studio space that Ben works in at Moore. You can see previous work hanging up, along with current projects. If you’re interested in what he’s working on in this picture, I can only point out the small “book” standing at the edge of the table, at the bottom right-center or the picture. This is a miniature of a display idea Ben has been thinking about. Instead of that 6" contraption, it would be much taller- think: to the ceiling. Of course to the left is the coffee mug I made for him that was mentioned in the Philadelphia Inquirer. 🙂
His schedule is 5 days a week from about 8:30 to 6pm, but Wednesdays are until 9pm. That time is split up into the “Visual Culture and Contemporary Aesthetics” class, taught by Ian Verstegan, PhD., time to work in the studio, during which Ben has been guided by 3 different artists, and studio seminars. This will continue for another 2 weeks (6 weeks total), and then he will have all-day Saturday courses during the rest of the year. This will repeat until graduation in the August of 2012.
Ben finds the Aesthetics class a welcome and expected challenge as he studies current trends in art at the Masters level. The three artists with whom Ben has worked are: Moe Brooker, Alice Oh (official site), and Veronica Ryan. The studio seminar is taught by Jennie Shanker (official site). Thanks to all of these artists, he’s been pushed so much already: we’re excited to see how his work will grow in the next two years.
praise God who holds in his hand our life and all our ways