Jamie Bennett lives in Stone Ridge, New York, where he is Professor Emeritus in the Art Department of the State University of New York at New Paltz. From 2008 to 2010, his work was the subject of a museum retrospective that travelled throughout the United States. His jewellery is featured in the collections of over 25 museums worldwide. In 2009, he was honoured by the American Crafts Council as an Eileen Webb Fellow, and in 2011, was awarded his third fellowship by the New York Foundation for the Arts. He strongly believes that in the “mediation” of nature there exists a potential for transcendence. In his most recent work, one finds careful, minutely detailed renderings of what could be living motifs, but, paradoxically, are artificial and fragmented into unlikely abstracted topographies.