- a hollow container, especially one used to hold liquid, such as a bowl or cask.
- a person, especially regarded as holding or embodying a particular quality.
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":
I lit the candles during class. The time, process, and transience were as much a part of the sculpture as the physical materials.