Sunday, 28 May 2017

Ben Russell - Cactus House


Thanks for visiting.

Whilst in Shepherd Market, I took the opportunity to pop into the Hignell Gallery to see Ben Russell exhibition, The Cactus House.

Being a fan of Emily Young's head sculptures, I was keen to see sculpted cacti. Some sculptors say they look at the rock before them and the inner sculpture is revealed, a bit unusual for it to be a cactus. They are fantastic though and well displayed with all the greenery around them.

Ben Russell explores the link between art and nature in his studio in Dorset and has had commissions from the Houses of Parliament, The Albert Memorial, St Georges Chapel Windsor and County Hall.



  1. They are pretty spectacular. X

  2. Certainly a talented sculptor but sadly not to my taste. I am not a fan of cacti.

  3. How fascinating and such an unusual subject to chose but I can see why as the larger cacti do look so solid like stone:)

    1. They looked wonderful and made the rock shine.