Ben Miley's 2022 work 'Extraction' is a look into the motivations behind establishing a form, and responding to a function.
On a large kitchen cutting board rests Philippe Starck's 'Juicy Salif Lemon Squeezer', designed by Philipe Starke in 1988, largely regarded as a seminal work and iconic. There are two lemons and a red Alessi retail packaging ribbon with "Alessi" embossed into it with silver foil.
The sun floods in, offering shadows cast by the lemons and the juicer. And there are concentrations of light emerging off the juicer's reflective cast aluminum surface, as well as the rim and base of a juice glass, which is positioned beneath the central overhanging portion of the juicer.
Acrylic on Canvas
30" x 40"