Study for Monument 2


Ben Pearce's work comes from a fascination with the duality of objects and plays with the divide between the functional and decorative to create a perfect tension between the utilitarian object and its status as an artwork. He is interested in ideas around the energy of objects; how in some cultures objects can protect or even contain a spiritual presence.

Comprised of wood, metal, stone or found objects, his sculptures appear sometimes as naive structures or architectural experiments, as they do mysterious objects or vestiges from some other time and place.


Materials: Sandblasted black walnut, painted structural steel

Size: H450 x W250 mm 

Handcrafted in Napier, New Zealand