Marry Me for My Hobart
Marry Me for My Hobart is not a found object. The entire sculpture is hand fabricated to look like a real appliance taking traditional metalsmithing skills to construct what looks like a manufactured appliance. This reflects the value our consumer society puts into buying manufactured goods for prestige and status.
This Hobart mixer is now commonly referred to at KitchenAid (as a new brand identity. ) I used traditional hollowware construction similar to what would have been done to create a sterling silver bowl in another century. After it was completely fabricated, the lettering and sterling silver details were applied. The finish is lacquer paint. Sterling silver details on the side say: “Marry Me for My Hobart” and Dream Whip on the front.
Ring on the very front top is 14k. yellow gold as a symbolic wedding band through the nose of the appliance.
This gold ring is specific reference to my concern that when woman get married, they are lead around and told what to do.
The bottom of the mixer sculpture says: "Dream Whip" on the front written in pierced sterling silver.
10.5" height x 7.5" circumference of base x 9" depth
Available for exhibition or purchase.
Retail Price: $5,000
© Harriete Estel Berman, 1981