Description A mysterious door leading into a hillside in Budapest, Hungary. This entire city is filled with these doors to nowhere and I found myself entranced by them, however this one was by far my favorite. The way the vines Hang over the right add an interesting dichotomy to stonework on the left of the image.
Ben Granlund, Boston MA Member Since January 2010 Artist Statement I am a Freelance Designer With a Masters Degree In Architecture from Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston MA. Having been born and raised in Sutton MA, a rural farm-town in the center of the state I was given the opportunity to grow up around nature and with an abundance of space. My roots have definitely helped to shape me into the person that I am today. Art has always been a big part of both sides of my family, my grandfather was an art teacher and my mother studied art in college. I have always had a love for the arts and have expressed myself through various media since I was very young. I am currently interested in Photography, Architectural Design, Digital Media and Pen and Ink Drawing.
My first and foremost love is that of Travel. I believe that traveling gives you the opportunity to have an open mind and develop a worldly perspective. The ability to experience other places and cultures gives you the opportunity to take a step back and view things from a wider spectrum. I try and use this passion for travel to influence my work. In addition to travel I love the outdoors and find beauty in open space, the mountains, the desert, the ocean and everything else the world has to offer. I hope that my work can portray some of these ideas. I also have the ability to find beauty in the opposite spectrum and find a certain affinity toward the dirty grungy side of a place. I love to be able to look into anything and find the rawness that is their waiting to be discovered. The slums of a city, an abandoned alley or a wall covered in graffiti all tell a story and If one looks close enough I believe that one can find beauty within.
In addition to all of the above I am an avid Mountain Biker and Skier and I enjoy to surf, listen to music and just relax while enjoying the company of the people in my life. I hope you enjoy my work!