Claire Mont Smith

This work is part of a sequence of prints involving etching, aquatint, drypoint, chine colle and drawing.  

Greek Legends: tellings and retellings: Pandora.

The retelling of stories always sits in relation to other older stories and creates a jostling of memory and meaning. In the retellings of the creation myth of Pandora, the vase/womb, once the principle of nourishing nature and the source of all things, became a box and the source of all evils.

The sequence ‘Pandora’ is a retelling, involving ‘ghost’ prints of multiple plates and collage of fragments of previously marked tissue, remembering the vase/urn as a signifier of rebirth and creativity. 

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Greek Legends: Pandora  18 x 24 cms.  April 2016

Greek Legends: Pandora 

18 x 24 cms. 

April 2016