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Audrey Benjaminsen

Audrey Benjaminsen

Audrey Benjaminson is a multimedia artist and based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She received a BFA from Ringling College of Art and Design and creates work for publishing, animation, package design, and fashion. Audrey uses a mixture of traditional and digital techniques, and draws inspiration from the natural world, history, and dreams, and the stories that happen in-between.

Baby Mandrake
Sculpey, acrylic paint, and mixed media sculpture
NFS

Because of their unique chemical properties, and the peculiar shape of their roots often resembling human figures, mandrakes have been portrayed in many stories and cultures throughout history. In Medieval times, they were considered a key ingredient in various useful ointments, potions, and brews. According to some accounts, the root has a lethal scream lethal to all who hear it. This young root was created with Sculpey and acrylic paint with varnish and faux leaves, and is only dangerous when woken up from her nap.

The Headmasters Office
Acrylic, 16.25” x 19.75”
NFS

Inspired by the world of Harry Potter, Fawkes the Phoenix and Professor Dumbledore share a relaxing night off from the regular mischief and mayhem of Hogwarts. Along with having healing tears, powers of apparition, and physical strength, Fawkes periodically explodes in order to be reborn from the ashes (earning his namesake after Guy Fawkes).

The Golden Huntress
Watercolor, 20.25” x 24.25” NFS
NFS

The mer-huntress lives in deep waters where the golden glow of her scales lures and entrances unfortunate fish. Created in watercolor washes, this design explores the shape, texture, and character of a striking marine siren.