Ben Eyles – 2015 Belconnen Arts Centre, Bermagui Sculpture on the Edge Exhibition Prize Winner.
Ben Eyles’ work focuses on the fragility of nature and hopes to raise awareness of the need to protect and conserve. Ben recreates some of the natures endangered animals life sized and in a fragile, semi-transparent form. The outer layer, if left outside, eventually breaks down to reveal the structure underneath, building upon the idea of fragility. Ben also uses illumination with his works to give them life and a way of ensuring these animals are seen and not forgotten.
Now you see me; soon you won’t! Extinction is the greatest form of camouflage! The Siberian (Amur) Tiger is the world’s largest feline and only 500 remain in the wild. With 3 sub-species of tigers already extinct, the remaining 6 are all endangered. More must be done to save them.
Why so Blue? The Blue Whale is the largest animal on the planet. It is considered Endangered and at risk due to not only illegal hunting, but also environmental change to its habitat and food sources.
Ben’s Exhibition can be seen from the 3 June – 25 June at the Belconnen Arts Centre.