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TitlePandora’s BoxDesigned byDana PsoinasHooked byDana PsoinasInspirationInspired by the myth Pandora’s BoxDimensions37.5” x 51.5"MaterialsWool, shiny wool, cloth, ribbon and shiny threads on linenCuts3, 4Start to Finish2016-2022Your TeacherStarted in a class with Mariah Krauss in 2016. Mariah dyed some absolutely beautiful wool for some of the smoke in this rugHonorsCelebration 33 (2023), 2nd place winnerShare

Pandora’s Box

Pandora is often portrayed as an evil woman, much like Eve in the Bible. In my story of Pandora’s Box, Pandora is innocent. She is not aware of the evils that she has released by opening the box, which was a wedding gift from Zeus.

Zeus was angry with Prometheus for giving fire, which was known as “The Life of the Gods” to humanity. Prometheus was punished horribly.

Zeus and the Gods then created Pandora from the earth and gave her great beauty and curiosity and sent her to be the bride of Prometheus’s brother, Epimetheus. Pandora’s box was a wedding gift from Zeus, never to be opened. Pandora was created to open the box and unleash evil, war, death, sorrow and plague upon mankind to exact Zeus’ revenge.

The last thing in the box is the Spirit of Hope, which Pandora holds in her hands.  The hope of the world.

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About the Artist

I have been rug hooking since 2011. It is a natural extension of my art work. My rugs have appeared in Celebration four times, and I’ve been invited to share my work in many books, magazines, blogs and rug hooking challenges. I am the president of my local guild LIGRA (Long Island Guild of Rughooking Artists) and a member of many other guilds including the Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild.