What makes me curious is what the locks and keys are keeping out or for that matter keeping in.
One day the god Mercury asked Epimetheus and his wife Pandora to look after a box for him while he travelled, but under no circumstances to open it. Pandora was very curious about the contents of the box but she had promised Mercury she would never open it. Pandora could not stop gazing at the box. All she could think about was its contents. She began to imagine that it contained beautiful gowns or exquisite jewellery, or even money! One day Pandora's curiosity got the better of her and she grabbed the box and took the key, fitted it carefully into the lock and turned it. But to her surprise instead of gold or treasure the box was full of terrible evils and out of the box poured disease, misery and death. Pandora screamed and slammed the lid shut. Pandora could still hear a voice calling to her from the box, pleading with her to be let out so she opened the lid once more. All that remained in the box was Hope and Pandora released Hope into the world.
The shadow box has been decorated with spray inks over masks and lace. The image is from Inka.