"Most Nobel and Wondrous Inventor of Fantastical and Bizzarre Things"
I would describe Goldschmiedt as an abstracted and distracted man. When you talk to him you never know whether he is listening to you and following you, or absent and lost among images and ghosts that transport him to a magical world of his own. He is capable of drawing his inspiration for a work or for a dazzling title with which to seal one of his inventions from a phrase that he does not even seem to catch. As a young man he appears, as he himself admits, to have been instinctive, full-blooded and impulsive, somewhat reckless and a little aggressive. His wife Marina had the task of smoothing out the angular aspects of his character to make him more yielding and accommodating. Over the years his rather tough hide has wisely softened. The man has increasingly liberated himself from the artist and has acquired a greater awareness of control and interaction, aided by a singular vein of humour and irony and a taste for the paradoxical. These characteristics are obviously reflected in his artistic choices, and his flaunted attitude of apparent lack of commitment has made him prefer ludic themes, inspired by history, literature and legend, without forgetting the attentive observation of social phenomena.