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Artizen 4-1

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Turns out that prior to engineering better ways to bring produce to the urban marketplace, Ben studied sculpture, getting his BFA from Clemson and also served as a combat engineer during Operation Iraqi Freedom. I asked him a little more about the sculpture, curious to see how these pieces had come together in his most recent project. "I do conceptual installation art periodically when I have time. A lot my earlier work referenced my transition period from Iraq and getting assimilated back into my daily life here in the States. Recently, my work has a less direct tone to it but my techniques of taking everyday objects and re-purposing them to fit my intentions are still common in my work." With The Farmery, Ben has combined his artistic and design skills with partner, Tyler Nethers, who specializes in plant propogation, ecology, habitat restoration, food production

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