Ben Baker

Ben studied at Hereford college of art for a BA (Hons) in Design Craft and now lives and works full time in Falmouth, Cornwall. Whilst at Hereford he developed his three-dimensional, illustrative style of sculpture. Many of  his pieces are interactive, utilising mechanisms so the viewer can animate the scene by simply turning a handle. 

The coast is his biggest inspiration and he draws on a lifetime of living on the southwest coast and his twelve years of experience working as a boat builder in and around Falmouth.

He uses iron wire to transform a fluid single line drawing into a tangible version, then pairs with found and reclaimed timber. Often the boat sculptures use a piece of the actual vessel. The wire drawings are destined to either stand still or come to life using cranks, levers and threads of nylon. The mechanisms themselves add a level of intrigue and play that he himself gets so much joy from. 

'I enjoy the sense of nostalgia and the aesthetic that linger in and around the Cornish coastal communities. my subjects focus on coastal and sea creatures as well as boats and the culture that surrounds them'. 

Irene I
Irene I

Mixed 24x16cm £475

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Blue Shark
Blue Shark

Automata 60x43cm £1200

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Tally Ho
Tally Ho

Mounted Wire Drawing in wood 50x40cm SOLD

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Irene II
Irene II

Mixed 25x32cm £525

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Pettifox
Pettifox

Mixed Media Metal, Wire and Drift Wood 55cm x 39cm £1650

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Barracuda
Barracuda

wing on Driftwood base Approx L60xH40cm £420

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Humpback Whale
Humpback Whale

Wire Drawing 50x20cm £375

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Skeleton
Skeleton

Wire Drawing on metal base aprox W37xH52cm £650

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Barracuda
Barracuda

wing on Driftwood base Approx L60xH40cm £420

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Pettifox
Pettifox

Mixed Media Metal, Wire and Drift Wood 55cm x 39cm £1650

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