Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Inspiration For the week: Artist & Instructor; .....Mr. Ben Venom

Mr. Ben Venom hard at the needle.
Hand-made Quilt, Heavy Metal T-Shirts, Fabric, Batting, Thread

Artist Statement:
I'm interested in juxtaposing traditional handmade crafts with one of the more extreme musical genres, Heavy Metal. My work can be described as a collision of Iron Maiden Metal ballads with the outrageous stage antics of Ozzy Osbourne. Serious, yet attempting to take on a B movie Horror film style where even the beasts of Metal need a warm blanket to sleep with. The question remains… Can I play with madness?