The Pandora convex mirror is composed of a found frame that although hollow had a shape and profile that attracted me. It sat in my studio for over a year until I took it out and filled it with plaster, giving it weight and stability. I then gilded the inside surface and covered it with an ombré of clear Venetian rods ranging from black to amber to gold to straw to clear.
This mirror is about 14 inches in diameter and is currently in my studio pending being sent to one of my showrooms.
Jewelry for walls.
Pandora is named after the first mortal woman who was formed out of clay by the ancient gods.
The Titan Promethsius was once assigned the task of creating the race of man. He afterwards grew displeased with the mean lot imposed on them by the gods and so stole fire from heaven. Zeus was angered and commanded Hephaistos and the other gods to create the first woman Pandora, endowing her with beauty and cunning. He then had her delivered to Prometheus’ foolish younger brother as a bride. Zeus gave Pandora a storage jar (pithos) as a wedding gift which she opened, unable to resist her curiosity, releasing the swarm of evil spirits trapped within. These would forever after plague mankind. Only Elpis(Hope) remained behind, a single blessing to ease mankind’s suffering.
Pandora’s daughter Pyrrha (Fire) was the first child born of a mortal mother. She and her husband Deukalion were the sole survivors of the Great Deluge. To repopulate the earth they were instructed to cast stones over their shoulder which formed a new race of men and women.
Thank you to the Theoi Project for the above.