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Metaphysical Dilemma #8

1987 Paul Marioni Born: Cincinnati, Ohio 1941 blown glass vessel form in brown with graal worked space figre in black, pale pink color rim height: 12 in. (30.5 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Carol and Don Wiiken 1999.57.3 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 55B

Luce Center Quote

“[My work] is about human nature: what we do, why we do it, how we ornament ourselves, our heroes, historical monuments, humor, sexuality, exotic and lost cultures, spiritualism without religion—a constant questioning.” Paul Marioni, American Craft, 1999

Luce Center Label

Paul Marioni hopes to inspire his viewers to imagine the story behind Metaphysical Dilemma. He is interested in the potential of dreams to bring unconscious imagery to the surface, and his pieces often portray a mysterious world.


Dress - accessory - hat

Figure - bust

State of being - phenomenon - surreal

decorative arts - glass

Crafts - Glass

About Paul Marioni

Born: Cincinnati, Ohio 1941