Ben Tré’s sculptures are inspired by elements of architecture and industry, such as columns, heavy stone fragments, ancient monoliths, and machine parts. Dedicant 11 were donated in 2005 by the Ben W. Heineman Sr. Family. Having more than one example from Ben Tré’s Dedicant series allows the Museum to show visitors the different ways in which the artist realized his idea. In Dedicant 7 and Dedicant 8, Ben Tré creates visual tension between the shapes of the sculptures, which are blocky and architectural, and their tactile surfaces and luminous colors. A gilded base, as well as bars of carved and gilded lead inserted into the glass mass, transforms the objects into altarlike monuments with ritualistic implications. A sense of ritual also pervades Dedicant 11, a large vessel that is influenced by architecture as well as the monumental stone urns of classical antiquity.