Allegory and metaphor in tableware
Silver tableware contains the surfaces and familiar cognitive references ripe for story telling with relief, developed by chasing and repousse. The elitist connotations present in the material attract the viewer into close proximity to the work and functionality fosters an intimate relationship. The human tendency towards rituals surrounding ingesting ceremonial food and spiritually elevating drugs devise ingenious accouterments that signal entry into the ritual space, tableware being one of indicators of access. The tableware in this thesis work present allegories with diverse content, from ...
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