Scott Braun, my teacher at the Yale Summer Session, gave an assignment to represent five vessels. We were encouraged to make representations that went beyond the basic definition of a vessel as a physical container. They conceptually represented what the vessels were for.
Three of my "vessels":
The candles and mirror as vessels for light, reflection, movement, time, destruction, ritual, emotion, heat etc.
I lit the candles during class. The time, process, and transience were as much a part of the sculpture as the physical materials.
The egg as a vessel for life, fragility, nurture, sustenance, protection, bird etc.
The terrarium as vessel for plants, earth, water, air, growth, life, death, insects, light, change etc.
This is where I occasionally comment on my work or let you know my thoughts on art, artists or whatever. Feel free to comment as well. And don't worry- I could handle some constructive criticism (I do go to art school).