Portfolio > "Chicago Odyssey" Portraits of Chicago Artists: A Collaboration with Carole Harmel

Penelope, wife of Odysseus, is a weaver who cleverly avoids the suitors who are trying to take over the kingdom of Ithica, by weaving a shroud and then ripping it out each night. Weaving is also a metaphor for the structure of the early Odyssey, told over the story of the Iliad. In real life, Kuchma is a photographer and weaver of international note.

Lialia Kuchma as Penelope the Weaver
Lialia Kuchma as Penelope
Woven archival ink jet print