Calypso - a beautiful nymph - (Framed Ceramic Panel)
Calypso is a beautiful nymph in Greek mythology, who lived on the island of Ogygia (the navel of the sea). According to the Odyssey, she detained Odysseus for seven years and offers him immortality to become her husband. Calypso enchants Odysseus with her singing and entertainment, but Odysseus can no longer bear being separated from his wife Penelope. Eventually Zeus orders Calypso to release Odysseus. She finally agrees, sending Odysseus on his way after providing him with wine, bread, and the materials for a raft. I just love these wonderful stories.
Every ceramic panel tells a fascinating story. They are inspired by Classical Greek Myths and Legends and the many traditions in Ancient Greece. I love ancient Greek vases, especially the wonderful collection in the British Museum in London. They depict fabulous stories of Gods and heroes and the incredible adventures they undertake, including Gods - Demi-gods – Muses - Nymphs - Musicians - Warriors - Acrobats - Sports and scenes from family life. The stories from Homer’s Odyssey and Iliad are a particular favourite for inspiration.
Technique: White stoneware clay, slab built and fired twice between 1100 and 1200c in an electric kiln. Decorated with oxides, engobes and glazes. Drawings are made from many sources, such as the ancient Greek Vases in the British Museum. These drawings are given a modern and personal interpretation and then transferred onto lino. Natural and manufactured objects are also used to make further impressions to produce strong textures that complement the design and give the feeling that the panel could once have been part of an ancient Greek building.
Each panel is hand built and unique. Ready to hang.
Signed on the front with my unique signature stamp. Also signed on the back.
Certificate of authenticity included.
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About the Artist
Sometimes I am not sure if I am a sculptor who craves to paint, or a painter who craves to sculpt. Basically I think I have the creative spirit within and I need to be in my studio working on imaginative projects. My Muse and I have a great time. Basically all my work is sculptural including ...