Artwork > Landscape Vessels

copper, enamel, gold & silver foil
4 x 5.5 x 5.5

Prometheus, in Greek mythology, stole fire from the Gods and offered it to humans. But the concept implies more than fire, perhaps all technology or creativity in general. Prometheus was punished by the Gods by being chained to a rock and having an eagle eat out his liver each day, which would grow back and then be eaten again the next day for all eternity. Some versions of the myth have Prometheus being freed by Hercules. Although it may be believed that civilization benefited greatly by Prometheus' gift, it sometimes seems like the rest of the planet did not.

This first vessel of 2022, Prometheus, is 4" x 5.5" x 5.5" and is constructed of copper and enamel with silver cloisonne wires and silver and gold foil. The haiku etched on the rim is:

The gift of fire
To those who have no control
Means we all will burn.