I found Ben Edmiston in the wilds that is Gowanus. While originally from PA, Edmiston moved to New York City’s 6th most desirable waterfront* after completing his MFA at Brooklyn College.
Edmiston has built a body of work with pivots more perfect than a tech start-up. Ben entered his MFA with an undergraduate degree and a number of years experience in painting. Finding his inspiration failing, he switched mediums and began making mixed-media collages. Rather than selecting images for his compositions, it was color and texture he was after.