Ben Lock
My artwork originates from a combination of ideas and influences that range from nautical form and the sea to Hot Rods and American culture. Through a balance of abstraction and representation the work addresses issues of class, relationship, and journey.

Recent sculptures investigate the use of classic automobile parts and found objects contextualized in a relationship of abstract form and implied function. Through form, material implication, and association, these sculptures reveal and embrace specific aspects of middle class, blue collar, do it yourself American culture. With this work I investigate the nostalgic and the absurd through specific American iconography, intent upon a critique of culture and look at one's self.