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Pandora's Box by katrinapallon
Pandora's Box
Exhibited under Endangered Visions at the ManilArt 2014.

Pandora's Box
Oil on canvas
3 ft x 4 ft
2014

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Pandora’s story is all too familiar. She was given a beautiful jar for a wedding gift, with strict instructions not to open it under any circumstance. But as the myth would have it, she opened the jar out of curiosity, releasing all evil and miseries contained within it into the world, and something extra – the spirit of hope which lay at the bottom. The phrase “to open Pandora’s box,” therefore, means to perform a seemingly small action but that turns out to have unforeseen far-reaching negative consequences.

My painting features a woman half-disrobed, her womb cut open, heart in one hand and a bird-faced offspring in her other arm. This alludes to the creative process of drawing inspiration from past experiences in order to give birth to a new piece. The seemingly harmless act of opening old wounds with the objective of recounting sometimes painful stories serves as both a catharsis and a Pandora’s box of some sort to the storyteller, but at the same time, imparts a glimmer of hope to the spectator who empathizes with the piece as it mirrors his/herself.

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katrinapallon
Katrina Pallon
Artist | Professional | Varied
Philippines
KATRINA PALLON is a visual artist working with the medium of paint, photography, and masks.

A maximalist whose creative works are highly influenced by the intricacies of Viennese and French art nouveau, her paintings, illustrations, and photographs attest to her love for elaborate designs and her knack for romanticizing even the simplest of subjects. Her works echo her enthrallment to Venetian masks which she fuses with ornate Pan-Asian motifs, and exquisite blooms. Her subjects more often than not comprise of dark, melancholic, sometimes mystical figures; fleeting beauty; masks; mystery; and women. Using warm, vivid tones, she translates these images into paintings and photographs.

She presently lives in Sta. Ana, Manila with her delightful cat named Salvatore. When she's not holed up in her studio, she's usually out for a long drive, training in Jeet Kune Do and Muay Thai/ boxing, checking out a foodie spot, or cozily settled in some quiet hole-in-the-wall cafe. She continues to produce masks, photographs, paintings, and illustrations profusely with the hope of improving more on her craft.

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Zaigwast Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
:iconfemaleexcellence: Join us ! :D .... monthly art promotion awaits those with great art ! :#1:
If you do so, please submit to the correct category and do not forget about the rules. :aww:
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Cuttysark1 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
Wow!
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ArtisticAdventures Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, your gallery is amazing!!!
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Shmelanna Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Student
I love your gallery - so lush and gorgeous <3
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Tariray Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
hay naku! it is so refreshing to see filo talent make the features!!
you are inspiring!! thank you for your work!
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lukasz-draws Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful, unique and captivating paintings - a real feast for eyes!
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NyasiaEsylvester Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Professional
Beautiful work you have! let me know if you are interested in the skype shoot I have available. We get on skype you tell me how to pose and my photographer shoots it. After the shoot i'll send you the images. 
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Colin-Bentham Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
Amazing portfolio. I love your linework, really great work :)
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TahiraKitty Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Your art is really beautiful and very creative!!!!  
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danny-spikes Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
your work is amazing, what inspires you?
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