HOPE Artist Ben Simendinger
Ben is fascinated by current events; daily enlightening others on the latest calamity, catastrophe or episode. As a visually impaired artist, it is perhaps consistent with his love of communication that his artwork appears almost a language of sorts. While color is often present, it is not a focal point, more an expendable accessory. Instead, it is his use of oblique lines, layered upon one another, discordant in their sharp angles and slants, that become the focus. At once, both complex and spare, his crooked converging lines seem to tell the story.