Christopher B. Bennett
Chris Bennett has been a full-time sculptor since 1979. He specializes in classically-rendered sculptures of humans and animals. He also creates contemporary forms. His sculptures range in size from monumental to miniature. Willing to work within any price range for both public and private commissions. Expertise in bronze, ceramic, welded steel, wood, stone, resin, cast iron, plaster, and cement. He Encourages community, school, and client participation in the design and creation of public and/or private artwork.
Chris Bennett is recognized as one of the best figurative sculptors working in the Midwest today.
I have specialized in creating public works for a variety of sites, for many years. Collaboration with architects, engineers, landscape designers, local contractors, and other services are welcome and have been integral to many design projects. Bennett Studio collaborates with architects, and all designated subcontractors to implement the chosen work in a timely manner. Working with various project professionals has always allowed a fresh perspective both technically and creatively to my overall designs.
Creative Edge Mastershop has been instrumental in helping to execute concepts that call for a cost effective, but complex design for architectural interior site integration, using contemporary materials. Their expertise has allowed me to use a maximum amount of space, detail, framed imagery, and emphasis on ambient light without having to use traditional materials, i.e. cast bronze.
Depicts civilian national guard members leaving their farms, factories and schoolrooms to become citizen soldiers. Cast bronze, water-jet cut, bronze, aluminum, cot-ten steel, dyed and patinead.
Client: National Guard
Location: National Guard Armory, Cedar Rapids, IA
Artist’s Personal Website: Chris Bennett