It is in our nature to fill things up.
To me the simple sound of the word vessel has instant appeal. That sound lives in another realm. Not of today, yet of all time. As far back as one can look the vessel has been central to human existence. Today we take it for granted. We foolishly buy and throw away in the millions, carelessly, without a thought. On the other hand the reverential worship of antiquity commands attention and high praise and price for the vessel in all forms. My examination of the concept: vessel is acknowledgement and gratitude. It is realizing that all is vessel: the objects that we hold and behold, and the objects that hold us.
Vessel is containment. It is security and sustenance. Vessel is beauty. It is functionality, both real and imagined: Vessel is us.