THE PROBLEM IS...WHEN YOU START WALKING THOSE PATHS [TO GUARANTEED SUCCESS], THEY BECOME SO WELL WORN THAT THEY NO LONGER LEAD TO NEW TERRITORY WHICH IS KIND OF WHAT IS INTERESTING IN THE ARTS. FINDING A PATH INTO NEW TERRITORY.
Stories & Surroundings
Ben's photo of the spaceship/house he designed at age 9 as referenced in his feature.
"On the shelf in the studio- a couple of past awards, a fabrication experiment for a project and a drawing: Ball-Nogues Studio isn't always a tidy place!"
"Another picture of our shelves- a study model for our first outdoor public art commission, Cradle, in Santa Monica, CA. The silver spheres represent the artwork, the white paper is a model of the assembly jig used to build it."
"A close up view of the "Installator -1"- a purpose-built, computer-controlled machine we use to cut, measure and paint string. We designed and built it to fabricate a series of projects that we call Suspensions over the past seven years."
"A 3-dimensional scan of Ball-Nogues Studio from 2012. We used the scan for an installation at SCI Arc- The Southern California Institute of Architecture."
"Gaston (left) and me in our fabrication space at Ball-Nogues Studio. The design office is an enclosed space on the second level."
Written by Caroline Ryder Photography by Jeremy Rall