Esther Knobel (b. Poland, 1949)
Frame Man, 1984
Archer on Horseback, 1984
Tin-plated steel, enamel paint, elastic, steel pin
Gift of Robert W. Ebendorf, 1996.013.028.001, 2, 3
Esther Knobel vividly colors recycled tin, which she describes as the “craftsmanship of outsiders,” with enamel paint. Merging the personal and the national, she relates memories of archetypical figures to the present traumas of Israel’s invasion of Lebanon in 1982.