Harlan W. Butt, Metalsmith
Odyssey Vessel #4: Aeolus
2016
copper, enamel
6 x 5.5 x 5.5
The Odyssey Series is composed of ten lidded containers based loosely on Homer’s epic poem. The story parallels Odysseus’ voyage but does not attempt to duplicate it. Homer’s original epic poem inspired me but the journey described in these enameled vessels and the poems imprinted inside are my own.

AEOLUS

I can’t believe we have to start over,
After all we have been through.
Of course it’s their fault
Though I must suffer.
Why couldn’t they have trusted me,
What did I do to make them believe
That I would cheat them?
I don’t even know
If I have the will to go on.

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