Ben Crowder / Art

Art

I primarily make minimalist, symbolic, semi-abstract religious art, working digitally with a variety of tools.

Religious art

Recent work

  • At upper left, a large red square with a corner broken off; at lower right, a small red triangle.
  • Two large hollow white circles partially overlapping, with a slightly smaller white circle below, also partially overlapping.
  • A hollow white rectangle crossing a large white rectangle at top and a large brown rectangle at bottom.
  • A red circle-and-triangle figure.
  • Pairs of horizontal red lines. The middle pair has yellow between them and continues across the large yellow rectangle to the right, where the other pairs end prematurely.
  • Three red circle-and-triangle figures on the left; three white circle-and-triangle figures on the right.
  • A hollow gray circle on the left; a white circle on the right.
  • A horizontal thin red rectangle.
  • A small light golden triangle at the peak of a larger green triangle.
  • Two red parallelograms side by side.

Featured work

  • Sixteen horizontal white lines, gradually going from distressed on the left to straight on the right.
  • Red circle and triangle in the figure of a child, with two larger red circle and triangle figures standing behind it, with two even larger white circle and triangle figures standing behind them.
  • A small red circle and triangle figure walking up a hill with a much larger white circle and triangle figure next to it, both carrying the same large black rectangle.
  • Two intertwined medium-size white circles at center surrounded by hundreds of small white circles.
  • A small red circle surrounded by many white circles on the left, facing a separated group of a handful of small red circles on the right.

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Other art

Recent work

  • Overlapping red and blue rectangles in horizontal bands.
  • A grid of small red and brown rectangles on a dark background.
  • A grid of red and blue rectangles on a dark background.
  • A grid of green and brown rectangles on a dark background.
  • A grid of red circles on a white background.
  • A grid of circles in a greenish light.
  • A grid of circles in a blueish light.
  • Rectangles in a random pattern, lit from above with a yellowish tint.
  • Rectangles in a random pattern, lit from above, with green stuff growing on them.
  • A repeating tiled pattern where each tile has a white circle over a diamond made up of four smaller diamonds.

Featured work

  • A large blue sky with white clouds and large grey whalelike creatures flying down, with a green field underneath and a small figure standing in the field, and a barn in the distance.
  • A large green square with its mouth open ready to eat a small flying purple bug.
  • A black and white illustration of a round table with five characters around it. Clockwise, there is a bearded man in a black outfit staring at a rectangle on the table; a young woman with small antennae wearing a t-shirt and looking at her phone; a chair with hands and a bearded face wearing glasses; a strange looking large animal; a bald, mustached man in a starred shirt and shorts looking at a laptop; a man asleep on the floor; and a black snowman holding a pamphlet.
  • A colorful comet crashing into a planet with a visible atmosphere.
  • A somewhat abstracted adult lying on the ground with its legs in the air, on which a smaller somewhat abstracted child rests.

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