Metal craft is an irony of art, pun intended. To be philosophical about it, it is bending a strong element (the metal) to your will (your desired artistic outcome), treating something strong like a soft material that you can easily carve into your art. Imagine what goes into the Beatriz Ball
Croc salad servers. It is at once a metal art and sturdy dinnerware that will last for a lifetime. The croc
pattern is impressively detailed, creating a mental trick on the metal's surface to lure you to imagine it is a croc's
hide. The same tease is applied in both the salad spoon and fork's handle.The artists behind this Beatriz Ball work make sure you can feel the hide by looking at it, and you can feel fine metal once you touch it. Talk about irony.
Beatriz Ball is available at Schiffman's at Friendly Center.