Like his Homeric namesake, this solar-powered waterproof wanderer is part of a series of artworks placed to mark the journey of life. Either cast adrift in ocean currents, or marking the passage of days and nights in different locations, the operation of these creatures is the same. During the day, a solar battery charges a super-capacitor bank, which provides power to a radio transmitter . The transmitted message is a :30 second stored sample of recorded speech from the Odyssey. For a short time in early evening, a strobe lamp in his left arm signals presence.
First placed on the Greek islands of Delos, Thera, and Theryssia during spring of 1998.