Benjamin-Rene-Sorrell-Longoria : About
Benjamin Sorrell was born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas. He is a printmaker and textile artist with an interest in woodblock relief and visible garment mending.
Benjamin's print work is motivated by many (often disconnected) distractions, but follows a trend toward abstract form and color relationships and translating the visual density of fabric patchwork into colorful woodblock prints.
In 2017, Benjamin became a self-taught garment mender after taking interest in patching denim jeans. This lead to a love of textile art, patching, darning, Japanese sashiko stitching, and all things mending. Education in the abuses of the world textile and fashion industries drives Benjamin's advocacy towards minimizing garment waste, and a move towards garment maintenance, recycling and repair.