Piece description from the artist
This is a still life based on a drawing that I had done where each piece of food, represents a part of the human form. Almost like a body in surgery. The swiss represents the face with two eyes and a mouth. The brie is the heart. The bok choi is the soul. The coffee is the blood. The apples are the guts and so on. Had a lot of fun making this picture.
Ben Ferry is a former high school and college all-American soccer player who grew up in Washington, D.C.. After being drafted by "D.C. United":http://www.dcunited.com/, he played professionally for three years before a major spinal injury forced him to retire.
In his work, Ben focuses on the human figure, landscapes, cityscapes, and animals in a variety of media and styles. His paintings are vibrant, playful and unconventional, often featuring bright, saturated color and imaginative subject matter. Ben received both his B.A. and M.F.A. in painting and drawing from George Washington University and still lives in D.C., where he teaches painting and drawing at Georgetown University and George Mason University.