Balance, connectivity and spirituality are attributes Ben Wright strives for in his work and in his life. Part Cherokee, he draws from Native American ceremony, symbolism and tradition to attain them. Wright uses powerful imagery, juxtaposed with intensely bold colors, in combination with a sophisticated glazing technique to achieve these impressive works.

 

Colors, numbers and shapes play an integral and critical role in his paintings. In particular, the medicine wheel and the four directions of the wind, i.e., north, south, east and west define aspects of self and teachings that are vital to the Plains Indians traditions.  For example, the colors red, yellow, black and white in connection with the medicine wheel offer a spiritual and symbolic meaning to his work. Each color symbolizes the direction of the wind and the animal spirit whose attributes reflect its inner being.

 

His collectors are many and include corporate, museum and private collectors. Southwest Art Magazine, Western Art & Architecture, Art Talk and US Art have featured his work.