Thursday, March 5, 2009

Who's Who: Gaius Benbow

With 3 weeks to before the show, we're kickstarting the countdown with a series of "Who's who" of our contributing artists and behind-the-scenes look as they gear up for the big day. First on our list is Gaius Benbow....

State the facts: Name, Age, Hometown
Gaius Benbow, 27, Tarboro NC

What's your genre and where did you pick up your art?
Communication Design; Pitt Community College - CDT, Parsons School of Design

Describe yourself in a line
"The only label that has ever stuck, or that I was willing to accept & wear proudly is 'creative'."I grew up in a "small town" and soon realized that small towns aren't big enough for me.

If you have to pick 3 of their best works, what would they be?
as of now my fave project still has to be my slavery "game". I am also partial to the MindTrap Identity system and hopefully whatever i put in the Send help show.

If you could send help to anything, anyone, anytime, anywhere. what would it be?
If i could send help to anything, it would have to be the public school system in this country. It's not just under funded, it's under-thought, under-noticed and under-respected. If we just focused on giving the young minds in this country a real education and a fighting chance to compete on a global scale, I have complete confidence in their ability to come up with solutions to most of the other issues/areas to which we should be "sending help".

Check out more of Gaius' works
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