Saturday, 25 October 2008

Mixed Media Monday - Lock and Key

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.

13 comments:

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow this is amazing.
Looks great. Stunning.

Anni's Art said...

This is a wonderful Pandora box, love this box, and I love that you tell the story.

Anneke said...

very beautiful box and colors

Alberta and Ava said...

Thank you for reminding me of how much I've always loved this story! The box and Hope are amazing.

Rein said...

What a wonderful box!

Heather Robinson said...

Oh what a marvelous "take" on the theme. I've always been so enthralled by the tale of Pandora....and to think that you've made your own Pandora's box is spectacular.

Beth said...

This is just lovely, and a beautiful image to go with the myth.

Moni said...

Eine sehr schöne Box!!

Kreativgeschwafel said...

fantastic!

indybev said...

The box is beautiful, and heaven knows we can ALL use a little HOPE!

Kris Dickinson said...

What a fabulous box! So much thought into this piece!

mixedmediamonday said...

Wow, wonderful Pandora's box! Diane

Mooneybeams said...

This is really amazing - also brought up some wonderful memories of a Greek myths book I had that I was obsessed with as a child! A smile for my afternoon - thank you