Metaphysical Dilemma #8

  • Paul Marioni, Metaphysical Dilemma #8, 1987, blown glass vessel form in brown with graal worked space figre in black, pale pink color rim, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Carol and Don Wiiken, 1999.57.3

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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.

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“[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

Title
Metaphysical Dilemma #8
Artist
Date
1987
On View
Dimensions
height: 12 in. (30.5 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Carol and Don Wiiken

Mediums Description
blown glass vessel form in brown with graal worked space figre in black, pale pink color rim
Classifications
Keywords
  • State of being – phenomenon – surreal
  • Figure – bust
  • Dress – accessory – hat
Object Number
1999.57.3
Palette
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