On the Brink

Illustration // Wednesday, June 01, 2011
Ben Peterson's detailed landscapes display strange phenomenons, depicting a terraced farm that abuts a crumbling freeway sound wall, coffee plants covered by tarps and deserted lots with bulletin boards, suitcases, balloons and laptop computers sitting open outside tents. Peterson's drawing envisions a culture on the brink of collapse despite elaborate efforts to reinforce it.


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