Piece description from the artist
This painting is one in a series of pieces inspired by the Badlands of South Dakota, where solitary tree that are able to withstand the elements often stand alone. The creek that once churned through this area of the canyon runs dry during the summer months. This piece is a reminder of just how difficult it is to survive in this barren landscape.
This is a TurningArt exclusive limited edition print available in editions of 100.
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.