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When Benjamin Michael Metzger, of Hartland, Vt., quit making art for 15 years, an unexpected hiatus, the change affected him physically with weight-gain, diabetes. “I stayed in Idaho, struggled with work, finding creative outlets that weren’t very lucrative and got married.” By the time he was 50 years old and divorced, Metzger decided to come back east and go back to school for his master’s degree. He says his live changed for the better. “I don’t feel like I’m just going through the motions every day. I feel like I’m doing what I’m supposed to be doing.”
Interview, camera and production by RH Alcott