|By Su Blackwell|
Monday, April 18, 2011
I think the idea of "Pandora's Box" is going to be the platform for my next photography project. As usual, I'm starting by collecting some images and data.....
Pandora's box is an artifact in Greek mythology, taken from the myth of Pandora's creation around line 60 of Hesiod's Works and Days. The "box" was actually a large jar (πιθος pithos) given to Pandora (Πανδώρα) ("all-gifted"), which contained all the evils of the world. When Pandora opened the jar, the entire contents of the jar were released, but for one – hope. Today, opening Pandora's box means to create evil that cannot be undone.