This goblet was influenced by (Jean) Dubuffet and some of (Pablo) Picasso's primitive African work. Also there might have been a little Georges Braque influence in it. It was done during a period of transition from painting to metalsmithing. My idea has always been that metalsmithing can be and should be a format for serious expression rather than one for decoration. Although it is limited in form, due to requirements of function, this only presents more of a challenge to integrate the two.
Place object was created: United States
Measurements: height: 5.625 inches depth: 4 inchesMuseum Purchase from the 7th Annual Piedmont Craft Exhibition 1970.2 © Gary L Noffke 1968
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