In Greek mythology, Pandora was the first human woman created by Hephaestus on the instructions of Zeus. According to Hesiod, when Prometheus stole fire from heaven, Zeus, the king of the gods, took vengeance by presenting Pandora to Prometheus' brother Epimetheus. Pandora opened a jar left in her care containing sickness, death and many other unspecified evils which were then released into the world. Though she hastened to close the container, only one thing was left behind – usually translated as Hope. The container mentioned in the original account was actually a large storage jar, but the word was later mistranslated as a box, hence the term "Pandora's Box," which has become so ubiquitous that I've kept that as the title for this piece.
Wet clay model