Benjamin spends many hours crafting and carving his pieces. His passion remains with his commissioned larger sculptures which usually depict devotional figures such as Virgins or Nativities. Every now and then, he may be commissioned to carve large sculptures of animals such as dolphins. Sometimes he may spend a whole day to finish two feet on a single statue. However, these larger commissioned pieces are not always frequent. To pay the bills and fill the proverbial pot to sustain his family, he relies on and values having regular orders for his smaller pieces such as the miniature nativities he creates for Lucuma Designs.
He is proud his work has gained him enough recognition to allow him to travel nationally and internationally. Because of his reputation, a few years ago his family workshop was commissioned to create a giant, 13.7 foot tall retablo, which is still on display at the Ayacucho airport. Thanks to that piece, a French collector discovered and connected him with a few opportunities in Europe. Now, Benjamin and his wife Bertina enjoy traveling for a month each year to sell their crafts at rotating Christmas fairs in either France, Belgium, Switzerland, Spain, or other countries.