Arland Ben was born on the Navajo Reservation in 1962. As a child, art came naturally to him. He was inspired by the beautiful scenery around his home and the rock art in the area. After attending Brigham Young University, Arland could be seen doing stunt work in major motion pictures such as The Last of the Mohicans, Geronimo and Buffalo Girls, before finally turning his attention to making jewelry. His designs reflect his connection to the canyons and his rich heritage. He has demonstrated versatility by working in both gold and silver and has developed a style uniquely his own, and has become a regular exhibitor at some of the most prestigious shows and galleries in the country.