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BEN FREUND

BEN FREUND

Artist Work

Rotar
2010
Ceramic
6" x 6" x 5"
Large Rotar
2010
Ceramic
14" x 14"x 17"
Scoria Formation with Rotor
2013
Ceramic
7" x 5" x 4"
Sandstone Plate with Rotors
2013
Ceramic
23" x 13" x 3"
Small Rotar
2012
Ceramic
4" x 4" x 3"

Artist Information

County
Baltimore City
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

All of my work arises in the thrill of discovery. My sculptural work combines that thrill and my fascination with the mechanical. I love to take apart pieces of technology and discover what’s inside. I often find myself pondering the individual components, how they each were painstakingly engineered and how they come together as a whole. Many times I have wondered about what becomes of these objects after we dispose of them, without a thought as to the time and energy that went into them. I think about their decay, especially in relation to the hard work and deliberation that went into their creation. I also think about discovering their remains, not only in the way an archeologist unearths an artifact but also in the way a child discovers a sharks tooth or an arrow head. In many ways I’m not creating sculpture as much as I am discovering my own relics.