Here are some follow up tidbits of the artists who participated in the Buddy's Den show( each day I will write about a few):


Rob Benevides is an artist of many trades( photography, painting, sculpting) & excels at each skill. When we approached Rob to join the show we never knew what he was going to turn up with but we were very pleased with the results.

Q: What was your inspiration for your piece?

A:  my inspiration for the piece is a White Walker from Game of Thrones. We haven't seen them very clearly yet in the show so I decided to take a stab at what one might look like.

Q: What can we expect next from you?

A: I'm working on preproduction for the last two shoots that will be a part of my female warrior photography book. I hope to have the book ready for publication in 2013. Been working in this project for five years

Please check out his other work at:

Zoe Williams is a very busy artists as you will see in this mini-interview. She has amazing skill in felting which is like sculpting with felt instead of clay( but requires incredible patience & eye for detail. 

Q: What was your inspiration for your piece?

A: My work is inspired by animals and dreams, two things that are very important to me personally. I often encounter animals in my dreams, so they have come to possess significant symbolic power and meaning for me and I use my work to try and capture that. My piece for Buddy's Den, Mandorla, was inspired by the idea of completeness. While I was working, I happened to pick up Robert Johnson's "Owning Your Own Shadow," which has a wonderful discussion of the mandorla as a representation of the union of opposites. I knew I wanted a simple shape for the hanging portion of the piece, but hadn't been able to come up with anything, so it was amazingly fortuitous timing. Coincidences are another thing I think it's important to acknowledge, so I incorporated the image into the piece and even used it for the title.

Q: What can we expect from you next? 

A: I'm currently working on some upcoming group shows, as well as several commissions. You can find pictures of work-in-progress on my Facebook (, Twitter (, Tumblr (, Flickr (, Google+ (, and Instagram (user ID is x03).

Q: Anywhere to see your other work?

A: See my work in person at:

The Guild of the Black Eagle 5, curated by David Hochbaum 
opening June 6th, 2012 

TBA, curated by Jeff Faerber 
opening July 10th, 2012 

I also have a few pieces hanging out at Ghost Gallery in Seattle ( and at Artisans on Taylor Gallery in Port Townsend, WA (

Thank you Rob & Zoe~ (more artists tomorrow) go to Toy Tokyo to go see the Buddy's Den artshow!