Pandora celebrates the Aristotelian mimetic tradition in which “Art imitates life.” The bio-matter of moss is manifests enthalpy, the force of geothermal energy and human potential contained within this “lith” or implied stone land mass. A carbon-coated glacier or doomsday ship charred by unworldly soot, Pandora’s black steel carapace has been blackened merely by human industry-potentially the very source of anti-matter. Its magnetic force has caused it to remains suspended (roughly 3 inches off the ground).
The surname of this piece is of course derived from the Greek Myth of Pandora who is also known Anesidora, "she who sends up gifts" (implying "from below" within the earth).
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Materially, humans are skilled makers of a a place for themselves in the world. Pandora hovers over this story in objects, in rituals, and in the earth itself. Pandora can never be laid to rest; the Greek goddess represents inextinguishable human powers of mismanagement. self inflicted harm, and confusion. but these powers can perhaps be caged if understood materially.