Heads of State (petals of velvet)
Analog Photography, Appropriated Images, Swarovski Crystals, on Canvas mounted to Panel
16" X 12" X 2"
Benjamin collages with both original analog photography and appropriated images to create studies that inform his remixed composition. Each study is photographed and printed on canvas or paper and mounted to panel. Benjamin then adds materials like mercury glass, diamond dust, and Swarovski crystals further enhancing his mashup of couture art. He is highly influenced by the way culture, media, politics, fashion, and design intersect.