2084* MARTIAN ARCHEOLOGICAL DISCOVERY, 2021
Cast iron, Sycamore, Walnut, Aluminum, Hi-D Poly
6"H x 8"W x 14"L
* Inspiration for this piece came from A True Story by Lucian of Samosata (125-180 AD)
describing an imaginary voyage (not a word of which is true) that includes a visit to the moon, life inside a gigantic whale,
and a stop on The Isle of the Blest where all the ancient celebrities, including Homer, are enjoying the afterlife.
This imaginative work, satirizing Homer's exaggerations in The Odyssey,
has inspired many writers over the centuries...Erasmus, Swift, Fielding, Goethe, and Jules Verne, among others.
In the free spirit of Lucian I am asserting that this work, found on Mars in 2084, is a relic of the red planet's previous inhabitants.