REFLECTION ON PANDORAS BOX By Chelsea Hunter
(05/31/09 11:16:31)Related animal: Snake Pandora’s Box is a scent based interior design project performed with Pandora, a 1 year old ball python. Four people living a home with Pandora but all having different amounts of interaction with her applied their own scent to a specific color of small fuzzy balls. The balls were then placed in four corners of a cardboard box and Pandora was allowed to smell each one and move them as she pleased. The color yellow which was the color that had the scent of Pandora’s owner was moved around the most, and Pandora kept going back to that color after smelling out the others. The pink color which had the scent of someone who had never touched her was moved about the same amount as the green that had the scent of someone who has had little contact with her. The blue was touched the least and carried the scent of someone who was the last person to handle her before the project.
The same scent based interior design project was performed again but this time using the scents of humans as well as other mammals. The colored balls that had the human scent were used again but this time a group of small black balls that carried the scent of a dog, and a group of small dark green balls that carried the scent of a mouse were also placed in a larger box. Besides spending slightly longer on the mouse scented green balls Pandora mostly moved around the different pieces equally moving everything around with her body and gathering most of it into the center.