Jar of Hope by Mitchell Bagnas

14th Annual ARC Salon (2019-2020)

Mitchell Bagnas

Jar of Hope

2018

27.94 x 40.64 cm | 11 x 16 in

Charcoal & Pastel

  • Honorable Mention / Drawing

This piece is inspired by the Ancient Greek myth about Pandora. She was the first mortal woman created by the gods. Pandora was given a jar as a gift and was told not to open it. However, the curiosity took over her. Pandora opened the jar not knowing of its consequences. Once opened, evil spirits poured out; they were called Disease, Famine, War, and Deceit. Pandora quickly closed up the jar and instantly regretted her action. That is when another spirit called out, the name of this spirit was Hope. Pandora let the spirit free and gave humanity a blessing of hope to ease humanities’ suffering.