"...At the same time, ...there is an ironic dimension to this work. Benish has long been preoccupied with the metaphoric uses of nature. Earlier works have used real plants combined with sculptural elements to deal with issues like the isolation of contemporary Czech culture, idealistic dreams of life in harmony with nature, and the excavation of female modes of experience and understanding.”
Eleanor Heartney, 1999
catalogue essay for Sandcastles,
Huntington Beach Art Center, California
Poured concrete, steel, pigment.
36inch diameter x4inch
Steel and mixed media