Episode Nineteen | Ben Muñoz

Published 24 july 2019

 
 
 
Labor,  woodcut, 8 x 4 ft, 2019

Labor, woodcut, 8 x 4 ft, 2019

EPISODE nineteen | ben muñoz

In this episode of pine|copper|lime Miranda speaks with Ben Muñoz about his series “The Endless Endeavor”. These six woodcuts, each 8 by 4 feet, chronicle his family’s journey from Mexico to America starting with the artist’s grandfather. Filled with rich iconography and complex symbolism, these pieces tell a multi-generational story of hard work and hope. Muñoz channels the grit and resolve shown by the generations before him in order to take on his career as working artist and help provide for his family. We also talk about Muñoz’s side hustle, Casa Press, and how it all fits into the luck, determination, and just general niceness which is all necessary to make it as a successful artist.