Award winning sculpture – “My feet” by Ben Greener
The picture seen here is taken from one of many anatomical sculptures made by Ben Greener. Ben Greener was awarded the Threadneedle Prize in 2012 for his sculpture “My Feet” with a prize value of £30.000, according to the newspaper “The Independent” the biggest art prize in the UK.
Living and working in Bournemouth, UK, Ben Greener creates puzzle-like anatomical sculptures made from wooden chips bound together with glue or thread. “My Feet” in particular is made of wood, canvas, tea and coffee. Ben Greener’s work is influenced by his interests in literature,music, physics, genetics, and artists such as Picasso and Ego Schiele.
With a background in biology and fine art Ben Greener shows a deep knowledge and interest of the precise human anatomy, displaying body parts in meticulous detail. The feet for example show the interphalangeal joints of the toes and the arch of the foot. Looking at his website a skull can be seen created to perfection, displaying details even as far as the conchae within the nasal cavity.
Ben Greener manages to display the strong skeletal system of man as the true vulnerable puzzle-like construction created from earthly substances. To see more of his work click here.