December 2011

IMAGE Cup of Life

PHOTO: BRIAN FORREST

There’s a certain Keatsian grace in the designs of David Wiseman, renowned for channeling the poetry of nature through metal, porcelain and crystal. “Lately I’ve been playing with pristine polished silver set against organic bronze foliage,” says the artist.

His Cherry Blossom Goblet, crafted of fine silver with bronze flowers, has its roots in a custom Kiddush cup with silver wisteria blooms that was done for a private commission. This piece is one of 25, signed and numbered, available through R 20th Century in New York. Price upon request, r20thcentury.com. —Mayer Rus