Born in Saskatchewan, Canada, Ben Dye worked for 25 years in the commercial diving industry. In 2006, he decided to dedicate his skills to creating art. Since then, Dye has participated in numerous festivals, fairs and gallery shows. He has been awarded public art commissions in Lake Oswego, Oregon (2010), Milwaukie, Oregon (2010), two in Wilsonville, Oregon (2011) and Longview, Washington (2011).
Dye has always valued and incorporated reused materials in his work because of the stories these materials tell and the embedded history that informs the pieces. His latest work reveals his love for large-scale mechanics and design. His sculptures invite people to touch and explore, to look closer and to experience the many textures and surfaces integrated into each piece.