Ben Eaton

PIPER GALLERY
"Line"

On Display: December 12 - January 9
Artist Reception: Wednesday, December 14, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

   “An image broken down into its simplest foundations becomes a series of lines. Line delineates between positive and negative space. What is the smallest amount of information I can give a viewer and still convey an artistic composition? My form of Line Art is created from steel, bronze and brass using traditional blacksmithing techniques. Line sculpture is the equivalent to drawing in 3D. These hanging wall sculptures use light and shadow to create an ever-changing image.” -- Ben Eaton

About Ben

   Get Bent LLC is a blacksmithing forge based out of Crested Butte, Colorado. Owner and operator, Ben Eaton uses traditional blacksmithing tools and techniques. His artwork, called Line Art, uses line and shadow to create a composition. Functional ironwork such as fireplace doors, furniture and door hardware, are among some of his other specialties.

   Eaton is originally from New Hampshire. He studied fine arts at St Lawrence University, where he first discovered his passion for working with steel. After earning his bachelor’s degree, he continued his studies with an extensive apprenticeship in Vail, Colorado. Eaton moved to Crested Butte in 1997, where he founded his own studio Get Bent Blacksmithing, and can be found in the Riverland Industrial Park.


   Contact Info: Ben Eaton, 970.275.5085, getbent81224@me.com