The Pandora Paradbox
Charcoal and pastel on paper
20 x 13 inches
Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., New York City
Pronounced with a silent "b" The Pandora Paradbox was inspired by the Greek myth Pandora's Box.
Pandora was the first woman created by Zeus and presented to the Titan Epimetheus. They were given a box as a wedding gift with instructions not to open. Her curiosity getting the better of her Pandora opened the box releasing all of the evils into the world. The only thing that had remained was hope.
With a science fiction influence the "box" in this drawing is represented by a tesseract (a four-dimensional equivalent of a cubes shadow); within it is all of the dark matter and dark energy that will spread throughout the universe.
Modeling is fellow artist and sci-fi enthusiast Erika Baez.