‘A Wall For Odysseus’ by Eileen Campbell. 1.5m. x 22cm.
‘Working drawings by Eileen Campbell. Working drawings and paper-work for ‘The Odyssey’.
‘Simon Smith’s Amazing Dancing Bear’ by Eileen Campbell. 30 x 21 cm.
‘Keep Ithaka Always In Your Mind’ by Eileen Campbell. 1.5m x 42cm.
‘Barbed Wire’ by Eileen Campbell. Work in progress as part of a theme on Legends – ‘The Odyssey’. Manipulated paper and red silk.
‘As Autumn to Winter resigns the pale year’ by Eileen Campbell. Mixed Media with added stitch-work. 58cm x 44cm.
The more I’ve researched and thought about Odysseus and Penelope the more intrigued I have become. How did the 10 years’ journey home from Troy affect the charismatic / flawed / hero husband and his island-bound wife with dilemmas of her own? The result has become a series of 1.5 metre panels – and a really fulfilling project.