Artwork > Mythology Series

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.


I wasn’t proud of what we did.
It was understandable, even predictable,
After what we’d been through.
Our blood was up and they were so vulnerable.
But we should have taken what we plundered
And headed out instead of lying about
Like we were invincible.
Arrogance was the cause of our losses,
We fled into the hurricane to hide and grieve.

Odyssey 1
Odyssey Vessel #1: Ismaros
copper, enamel
6 x 5.5 x 5.5