P.S. I'll upload 'chapter 5: work in progress' at a later timing >< Here's the final.
Layer by layer:
Layer 1: The story.
All of us keeps a Pandora box deep within our mind. It is a box that contains our fears, phobias and desires all the evils in the world. By being aware of the things inside our Pandora’s box, we can in turn learn how to heal ourselves. Do you have fears? If so, what do you fears?
Now, let me bring you through a journey of my Pandora’s box.
Layer 2: I am a magnifying glass.
Magnifying glass symbolizes curiosity, the urge to search for more information. he key in the composition represents answers, it could also be seen as the key to the lock of the Pandora’s box. To me, Curiosity is a very important trait that exist in almost everyone. Curiosity is what makes our life more interesting. It is also what drives us to learn. However, Curiosity can be dangerous at times. (in the case of Pandora’s box)
Layer 3: I am an octopus
Octopus have many tentacles, and tentacles represents greed and desires. As a normal human being, I desire for more and better stuff. More money, more food, more clothes, better cars, better pens, better laptops and also better grades. (In other words, I fear failures) However, I don’t really recognize that as an extremely bad side of me. I see desires/expectations as something that drives me to work harder.
Layer 4: I am a raven
Raven are very closely connected to loss and death. I do have deep dark fears – I fear losing loved ones, I fear endings and I fear death.
Layer 5: I am an oak tree
Oak tree represents courage and hope. I chose to draw an Oak tree in both summer and winter form to show that Oak trees are mighty and strong. I am an Oak tree – I stand strong through all things and I never lose hope because I believe that hope is the only thing that is stronger than fear.
Note to self: Stay strong! Stay hopeful!
Last minute solutions:
The following setup is an attempt to make my cardboard box look more mysterious and more like a legit pandora’s box. (Because sadly I couldn’t find any nicer box at home)
Firstly I made a scroll by printing out the pandora’s story and dabbing tea onto the back of the paper to make it look like an old paper. Then I went out to pluck some leaves and branches and borrowed some red cloth and a lamp from the foundation drawing room (It is like a props room~)