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Penelope by Tatiana Blass Takes its Name from Odysseus' Wife

By: Meghan Young - Published: Feb 23, 2012 • References: tatianablass.br and design-milk
Penelope by Tatiana Blass is inspired by Homer's epic poem titled the 'Odyssey.' In particular, it takes its name from Odysseus’ wife Penelope who remained faithful for 20 years while he was away at war by busying herself with a burial shroud for her father-in-law. Although she convinced everyone that she was being very meticulous about the shroud, she was secretly unweaving parts of it at night so that it was a never-ending project.

Filling the Chapel of Morumbi in São Paulo, Brazil, where the artist happens to live and work, Penelope by Tatiana Blass is comprised of a carpet that rests inside with the loom and then bleeds outside through the church's walls onto the grounds.