15. Pandora's Box by Heather Barker
Medium: Silk, silk organza, cotton and synthetic fabrics, wool wadding, beads, braid, aluminium fly screen, commercially dyed, hand dyed and hand and machine stitched.
Height: 26 cm (box) plus 29 cm (cloud).
Artist’s Statement: Malcolm Fraser famously said that "life wasn't meant to be easy". This was not a new realisation. The Greek myth of Pandora's Box attempts to explain why there are things like disease, hate and war in the world. When Pandora opened the box and out came disease, poverty, misery, sadness and death. Only hope was left in the box.
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