A Box of Hope

The myth of Pandora’s box has been interpreted in numerous ways however one thing is certain – Pandora opened the jar out of simple curiosity.

The myth of Pandora’s box has been interpreted in numerous ways however one thing is certain – Pandora opened the jar out of simple curiosity.

“The myth of Pandora’s box has intrigued me since I was a child. The concept of keeping ‘hope’ in a box is a metaphor to which I refer often when I speak of designing. In 2009 I set myself the challenge to interoperate and design my own Pandora’s box for an exhibition in late 2010.

“Using prayer candles to sculpt the finial on top of the box I reflect on the thousands of prayer candles, which have helped form the mounds of wax in the table-trays before alters in chapels around the globe. In these mounds of wax i see the passing of time and the prayers that people send out into the etha. Grotesque and lumpy – hope can be.” – Simone LeAmon

 

A Box of Hope / 2010 / Digital Visualisation

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