Ben Sanders is Drawing at the Dinner Table 2020
A commissioned essay for Bonsai by Ben Sanders (2020).
One afternoon during his daughter’s nap time, multidisciplinary artist and good-living polymath, Ben Sanders started drawing bonsai at the dinner table. Some weeks and 200 drawings later, Ben had exhausted his carefree exploration of the miniature trees, gleefully unrooted from slower speeds of natural growth and steady, copper-wired alteration. Invited to write an essay to introduce the series for a forthcoming book and solo exhibition, I focused on the project’s inviting qualities as a uniquely domestic kind of creative making.
Published by Ampersand Editions
Designed by Benjamin Critton Art Dept.
First Edition of 250, 2020
208 pages, Full Color, 12 x 9.5 in.