Ben 's work creates a surreal visual mythology based on nostalgia for America's "Golden Age". Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Ben was raised in Vermont, Kentucky, and Pennsylvania. As a child he attended Space Camp. He received his Masters in Fine Art from Pratt Institute and stuck around Brooklyn for six years before moving to his own compound in the Hudson Valley. He is currently a stay at home parent and serves as High Priest for The Mythic History of America, For America Super Pac.