Ben Lock
I am intrigued and inspired by American culture and the history and labor of making. The function and use of tools, equipment, and the application of materials and work have always influenced the creation of my artworks. Often in my work I draw from the formal qualities of machinery and industrial vessels such as trucks and ships, combining ideas ranging from nautical form and the sea to hot rods and the iconography of American culture. Through this, I investigate concepts that address relationship, class, labor, and journey.