Piece description from the artist
This painting features bold, striking colors tangled in a busy, whimsical abstract pattern.
Ben Smith is a twenty year-old artist from Oregon whose resume includes a custom wine label for "Pacific Rim Winery":http://www.pacificrimwines.com/ and a custom "fixie":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fixed-gear_bicycle for "Sole Bicycles":http://www.solebicycles.com/. He has made a wide variety of commissioned pieces including paintings, hats, shirts, shoes, pants, mugs, and tables.
His artwork is often vibrant and visually striking, with bright, saturated colors and and enigmatic, maze-like patterns.
One of Ben's hand-decorated hats can be seen in pictures of rapper "Mac Miller":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mac_Miller during his "Macadelic":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macadelic_Tour tour this past fall.