Bent Bench

Mitch Ryerson, Cambridge, MA
black locust wood, stainless steel, cast stone

When renovations to the museum and landscape were planned in 2020, a “call to artists” was send out asking for designs for outdoor seating. “Bent Bench” was one of the benches chosen for inclusion in an exhibit titled, “Please Approach the Bench.”

Mitch Ryerson has shown his work at the Art Complex Museum a number of times and two of his pieces are in the permanent collection.

Ryerson trained as a boat builder in Maine and helped build wooden vessels before returning to the Cambridge area to pursue other avenues of woodworking. He teaches furniture making as the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.