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Joe Dillon B. 1985
Joe Dillon
B. 1985
The Pandora Paradbox
Charcoal and pastel on paper
20 x 13 inches
Joe Dillon
Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., New York City
Pronounced with a silent "b" The Pandora Paradbox was inspired by the Greek myth Pandora's Box.

Pandora was the first woman created by Zeus and presented to the Titan Epimetheus. They were given a box as a wedding gift with instructions not to open. Her curiosity getting the better of her Pandora opened the box releasing all of the evils into the world. The only thing that had remained was hope.

With a science fiction influence the "box" in this drawing is represented by a tesseract (a four-dimensional equivalent of a cubes shadow); within it is all of the dark matter and dark energy that will spread throughout the universe.

Modeling is fellow artist and sci-fi enthusiast Erika Baez.


Joe has been drawing inspiration and appreciation from many forms of art his entire life. With a respect for the tradition of storytelling, he continues his journey at the Ani Art Academy Waichulis Studio learning the ways of the form to become an artist like his forefathers.

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