Bennett Bean


There are a number of ideas that I deal with in my work, and they are continually evolving. Presentation is one. How does one put an object into the world yet separate it from the world? My resolution of this formalist concern resulted in my use of black bases. Another concern is the idea of control, which in my case takes the form of refusing to let the fire have the last word. So, much of the embellishment of these pieces is done after the firing, i.e. the paint and the gold. And finally, beauty. There is a large amount of suffering in the world. If, when somebody sees my work they feel some pleasure, that is success.
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