Reflecting on our endless, introspective search to discover who we are and how we fit into the world around us, this work employs the elements of tension and scale to explore our relationships with nature.

[Part of City for All]

Ben Pierce lives and works in rural Southeast Missouri, where he was born and raised. The son of a brick layer, Pierce learned traditional values, honesty, and hard work, as well as how to work with his hands. Pierce served four years in the US Navy, a place that reinforced the idea of sacrifice and dedication. Graduating from Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Pierce found a direction to focus his skills as a sculptor, creator, and artist.