WTG# 12345
blown glass
15.5"h x 17.25"w x 6"d

Mark Bennion

Following in the tradition of Northwest artists such as Mark Tobey, Paul Horiuchi, Morris Graves and William Ivey, all of whom shared an affinity for painting on paper as well as a deep reverence for eastern art, Mark Bennion sees his frescoes as a “confluence of eastern and western techniques and traditions.” Like the frescoes of Pompeii, Bennion’s paintings convey a sense of history and tradition.

A practicing Buddhist for much of his adult life, Bennion is not as concerned with the specific story each painting or sculpture tells, as he is with the moment of inner peace and meditation he hopes they inspire within the viewer.