Eden Bender

Born in: Toronto, Canada

Lives in: Toronto, Canada

Media: Sculpture, Installation, Mixed media, Ceramics

Describe your work in 3 words: Inspirational, evocative, sarcastic

See More Work:  Gardiner Museum or Muse Gallery

Lost - Ceramics 18 x 16 x 22 in.

One of Eden’s objectives is to express or evoke the human spirit and to further explore the media, which helps best relay these emotions. Another predominant theme in her work is to convey complex human emotions through simplistic imagery and forms.

What themes does your work involve?
Human relationships, overcoming adversity, and resiliency.
Describe your creative process.
My works are first derived from a concept and then I move straight to production.
What influences your work? What inspires you? Why do you make art?
Everyday challenges and prevalent community issues are what influence me. I have always created to release stress and maintain my sanity.
What is good art? What makes a piece of art great?
I believe good art should move you one way or another. Art that challenges our preconceived notions, depicts a sense or idea that we can relate to.
What is the role of the artist today?
The role of art today varies depending on the artist. I believe my work is often about human rights and protecting them.


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