Κῆρες
 (The Keres) Sculpture by Ben Brooks

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Art Description

Sculpture: Clay, Metal, Paper, Ink, Graphite on Paper, Steel, Ceramic.

Consisting of two pit fired ceramic vases (40cmx12cm and 30cmx16cm) on steel stands and a graphite and ink drawing on a fragment of A4 sized paper.



This work is a re-engagement with the Greek myth of Pandora, delving into the often overlooked details. 
Pandora opened a pithos containing evil spirits, leaving only hope remaining. Alongside this jar there is said to have been another containing good spirits. Pandora was either forced to release the evil spirits, did so out of malice or intriguingly for sheer curiosity. 


The ritualistic process of releasing and containing energy fascinates me and the fragment of drawing presented alongside the vases is a hint at their contents.


One of the earliest intact pithos’s from 440bc depicting the myth of Pandora shows Keres flying round her head. This sense of trepidation and the forceful language in some translations led me to become emotive towards the character of Pandora, engaging with the myth on a personal level.


Κῆρες
 (The Keres)

Ben Brooks

United Kingdom

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Size: 0.4 W x 0.4 H x 0.4 in

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