The word “amphora” evokes ancient meanings. Amphorae were large clay vessels made by early Greeks and Romans for storing oil and wine. These miniatures recall the shape of those ancient vessels. I imagine the history of western culture symbolized within this utilitarian form as reservoirs for the myths and legends of the gods. The amphora is also a metaphor for the female body, suggesting the internal; the heart and the containment of human values, tradition and culture. Copper surfaces are colored by a patina, suggesting the passage of time. (each 4.5 x 1.25 inches)