# 6 - Stretch
|Hometown||American Fork, UT|
I don’t try to hide any secret meaning in my art. Each piece is deeply personal, yet universal. I try to create images that are beautiful, uplifting, and relatable.
Ben was born in 1977. He was raised in the rural town of Pingree, Idaho, where his love for art was nurtured from the time he was a small boy. He studied art at Ricks College graduating with a degree in Illustration. While at college, he found himself dedicating more and more of his time to sculpting. He also gained a great appreciation for traditional art and decided to devote his time to sculpting the human figure. His passion for the beauty of the human figure is exemplified in his art.
Ben’s sculptures have been included in many juried shows throughout the country, and he has been the recipient of numerous awards. Ben competed in The National Competition for Figurative Sculpture where he was awarded the prestigious Charlotte Geffken Prize at Brookgreen Gardens in 2010 and won top prize again at Lyme Academy in 2011. From 2008-2010 he was awarded the Dexter Jones Award for bas relief from the National Sculpture Society. In 2007, he was awarded both First Place in Sculpture and the Purchase Award at The Scottsdale Artists’ School Best and Brightest Juried Show.
Ben is also a talented portrait artist and since 2007 has completed portrait busts for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Ben is an elected member of the National Sculpture Society. His works have been featured in many art magazines, including The American Art Collector, Art of the West, Fine Art Connoisseur and Southwest Art. He is represented by galleries in New Mexico, Oregon, and Utah.
To see and purchase other works of art by this sculptor visit: benhammondfineart.com.