“Pandora Paradise” by Ketut Putrayasa

“Pandora Paradise” by Ketut Putrayasa

The work of art take advantage of five acrylic boxes as well as synthetic bamboo in red, white, yellow, green, orange and gold colors. The art installation entitled Pandora Paradise is the work of artist named I Ketut Putrayasa and it is scheduled to be displayed until the end of 2020.

Putrayasa stated that the artwork was designed uniquely as an art project intended to be a beacon and light of hope about the world. The exhibition also marks the beginning of a series of art projects in the Kuta Sunrise Project Art 2021 to be held on August 15, 2021 at Discovery Shopping Mall, Badung District. “The installation took 20 days and was worked on by 20 people. I hope the art projects can inspire everyone from wherever they come from and whoever they are,” said this creative man on Tuesday (Dec. 22).

This art installation was inspired by Greek mythology. Pandora is a special box which later on becomes the cause of disaster. The box is known as Pandora Box, namely an artifact carrying stories about human life with eternal echoes of all times and places. “The Pandora Paradise installation art is a free interpretation of the mythology of the Pandora Box. The word ‘paradise’ is certainly a metaphor or a parable,” said the sculptor from Tibubeneng village, Badung.

The creator of the “Octopus Giant” bamboo installation admitted that he will install this installation art in eight other districts. The installation itself will be carried out every day 15 of each month and will run alternately in a counterclockwise direction. On January 15, 2021, he will install the work in Gianyar, then in Klungkung, Karangasem, Bangli, Buleleng, Jembrana, Tabanan, and the peak will be in Kuta, so it is counter-clockwise. “The center will be in Kuta and will present a solar installation with a touch of technology, so that it looks like the sun rising in Kuta, Badung,” he added.

The making of this Pandora Paradise installation is also related to Covid-19. Pandora box contains human ugliness, including disease. The box is penetrated by bamboo, meaning it is open. There is one box remaining not to be penetrated by bamboo namely the box of hope. Hopefully, the box of hope box will rescue mankind after the Covid-19 pandemic. “This installation artwork is inspired by Greek mythology, namely about a special box which later on becomes the cause of disaster,” he concluded. (BTN/015)

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