Espresso Server | Thomas P. Muir

Espresso Server

1991
Sterling silver, nickel, and aluminum;
formed, fabricated, cast, and oxidized
10 1/2 x 3 1/4 x 5 3/4 in. ( 26.7 x 8.3 x 14.6 cm)
Lent by the White House
gift of the artist
Photograph by John Bigelow Taylor

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Muir was inspired by mechanical devices for the component parts of this functional vessel, which suggests the human figure in its gesture and shape. The unexpected forms and structural relationships he finds in machines and tools intrigue him more than natural forms as a source of imagery.

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