Ben Pierce lives and works in rural Southeast Missouri. His father a 3rd generation brick layer, taught him traditional values and honesty, as well as an appreciation for hard work, and to work with his hands. After high school Pierce served four years in the military, before going on to receive his BFA from Southeast Missouri State University. Pierce builds work that represents the world around him. Reflecting on personal experiences and designing with instinct and passion, Pierce blends architecture and nature to create his work. "Nature is so diverse and beautiful and resilient, It's hard not to be inspired by it!" Ben has displayed his work throughout the country in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, North Dakota, Illinois, Indiana, New, Jersey, Tennessee, Mississippi, Georgia, Louisiana. Pierce's work has also earned him several awards including "best of show" and "people's choice."