Vessel of Hope
This collection is inspired by the Greek myth of Pandora's Box.
Pandora was, according to the myth, the first woman on Earth. She was created by Gods, each one of them gave her a gift. Her name in Greek actually means “the one who bears all gifts”.
According to the myth, Zeus gives Pandora a box but warned her never to open it. Pandora couldn’t stay away from the box and the urge to open the box overcame her. Her feminine weaknesses are then blamed for eternity for all the horrible things which flew out of the box including greed, envy, hatred, pain, disease, hunger, poverty, war, and death. All of life’s miseries had been let out into the world.
But one part of the myth is often overlooked. Just in time, Pandora slammed the lid to the box back down, the last thing remaining inside of the box was hope.
This collection is a reminder that as women, we hold the keys to hope inside of us. We are the vessels of hope, keeping it alive for all of humanity, despite how the world may try to constantly blame and oppress us.