There are two things that Ben Foster most certainly knows how to do well—create gorgeous industrial versions of animal silhouettes and compose a damn good photo. It's not just luck or coincidence, either. There's a reason his work looks so fantastic nestled among the lush New Zealand scenery. His website explains:
Ben Foster draws upon the physical landscape of home with his static, stylised figurative works mirroring the dramatic forms of the mountains which are his backdrop. Similarly, his kinetic abstract sculptures echo the restless coastal waters and winds which swiftly reshape the stony shores. His artistic practice serves as a vehicle through which he explores human interaction with the land and the animals with which we share our lives and spaces.
Despite the clinically clean color palette of the designs, shadows bounce off of various angles creating new shapes to be explored on the aluminum sculptures. The pieces are all comparable in size to their living, breathing counterparts, as you can see in the process photo below.
Check out more work from Foster on his online gallery.