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Ben van Eck Hammann - Two snails and the city | Contemporary Art
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Ben van Eck Hammann - "Two snails and the city"

"Two snails and the city"

Two snails and the city
Acrylic on Canvas, US$ 77
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Acrylic on Canvas

W: 650mm x H: 450mm x D: 25mm
W: 26" x H: 18" x D: 1"

Approx. Weight: 0.75kg

This work is unframed

Price

US$ 77 SOLD

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About "Two snails and the city"

This is a semi-abstract work and one of my first ones.I was inspired by the freedom a snail compared to the hustle and bustle of city life.The tree symbolizes two things.Protection for the snails against the natural forces,but also against the uncoming threat of civilization-the city represents the industrial and energy-sapping life of man and the machine.I chose snails to emphasize the hyperbole of being protected-by its own shell,and also because they are very cautious and slow creatures,which resonates with nature and the slow process of reproduction,recycling.The snails represent both the fragility and the curiosity of man in a cruel and destructive world.But as long as their life support system is there-the tree and the sun and shade and dew,they will not be threatened by life.

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About Ben van Eck

Ben van Eck Hammann

I'm inspired by colour, spaces, contrasts, in nature, in patterns and shapes and sizes. I enjoy the natural elements,the seasons and nature itself. I love sunrises and sunsets and wide open spaces,fields and the countryside. I want to tell the world that there is hope and love in abundance if we open our eyes and ears and hearts to receive it. I have been enjoying painting and drawing pictures even from before school and once got a hiding as a kid from my dad for drawing pictures on the kitchen wall tiles with a blue marker.

Price Range

US$ 54-88

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Exhibitions

McPherson's Garden Center,October 2011
Group exhibition - "Darling Going Green" The'Marmalade Cat,Main Rd.Darling,Western Cape 31 Aug to 31 October 2013
'Brigs Restaurant,Main Rd Darling,Western Cape - 6 December to 23 December 2013) Group exhibition "Quilt of Portraits" Darling Gallery, Aug to October 2014
Two artists exhibition "Darling cars, faces and places" Darling Gallery - 28 Nov to 28 Dec 2014
Group Exhibition - Yzerfontein Festival - Yzerfontein Gallery -30 Dec 2014 - 5 Jan 2015

Education

Diploma Advertising Art Design,Fine Art Course/Leonie E.Brown

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