Benjamin Pierce

Ben Pierce lives and works in rural Southeast Missouri, where he was born and raised. The son of a brick layer, Pierce learned traditional values, honesty, and how to work with his hands. Pierce served four years in the US Navy, a place that reinforced the idea of sacrifice and dedication. Graduating from Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelors of Fine Arts, Pierce found a direction to focus his skills as a sculptor, creator, and artist.

"My work has always been inspired by architecture, and recently I have found a profound importance in the natural world. Namely, plants and the way they grow and react to sunlight. There is so much inspiration and beauty in nature, Using this inspiration has added a fluidity to my artwork and a softness that I am really excited about exploring. The theme of a circle is a recurring subject in my work. As a symbol it can mean infinity- no beginning or end, as a wedding ring- a symbol of eternal love. Circles can also enclose and frame space- this fascinates me."

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Artist's Website

Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Sculptures

Focus - 2017

wounded - 2016

"The use of diagonal lines create an unbalance/tension and the oculus is a focal point which engages peoples focus. Hopefully you will see something otherwise missed through my sculpture."

Propensity - 2015

Closer Separation - 2014

Growing Up - 2013

Lineage - 2012


Titanium Sponsors

Adams County Community Foundation
Arts United
Indiana Arts Commission
Porter Family Foundation

Platinum Sponsors

City of Decatur
REV RV Group

Gold Sponsors

Adams Public Library System (In Kind
Artisan Collective Enterprise ACE 40.8
Berne Ready Mix
Complete Printing Service
Decatur Rotary Club
Fifth Third Bank
First Bank of Berne
John Brune Digital Video
Roadway Inn/Quality inn