Ben has been constructing wooden vessel since 1992, using traditional boat building techniques, with his most recent explorations being in the form of clay.  A prolific maker, his wooden vessels are held in collections throughout Australia.  Ben's source of inspiration is the environment, and his concern for man's movement through it. Drawing from present day and childhood experiences, Ben constructs vessels that become more than "wooden boats", rather they are a metaphors for the journey of the boy within.