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"...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

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Verbena 1999

Poured concrete, steel, pigment. 

36inch diameter x4inch

Dandilion 1995

Steel and mixed media

72inch diameter

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