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Arthur Williams’ Interpretation of Pandora’s Box

A narrative on our dependence on plastic and our throwaway society

written by: Thursd. | 14-10-2020

Arthur Williams Pandora's Box

People Give Voice and Movement to the Flowers

The work of Arthur Williams (AIFD, EMC, CFD, CPF) is all about the tension of opposites; man versus nature, soft opposing harsh, new life sprouting from the remnants of last year’s harvest. His medium is botanical; fresh floral materials and dried branches.

Arthur often uses people in his work to give voice and movement to the flowers, creating still-life performances where he selfishly incorporates models into floral moments.

Pandora’s Box

This work of art bears the name ‘Pandora’s Box’. In Arthur’s own words on Instagram, he describes it as follows: “Pandora’s Box is a narrative on our dependence on plastic and our throwaway society.” The phrase “Opening Pandora’s Box” is quite a familiar saying these days. Especially when it comes to how we treat our planet. In Greek mythology, Pandora opened a jar left in her care containing sickness, death, and many other unspecified evils which were then released into the world. Did we open this box with the invention of plastics in the previous century?

 

 

 

In 2019 Pandora’s Box was a one-night floral art show by Arthur Williams and Amie Oakley at Leon Gallery in Denver, Colorado.

 


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