Shakespeares Heroines

Shakespeare's Heroines

The figure of Ophelia stands multiply exposed. She is, at first glance an object of beauty. Yet her beauty is not the beauty of life and vitality.  Ophelia is fragile. Ghostly double exposures suggest this haunting disintegration of what at first glance appears to be a stable, straightforward image. Ophelia’s body belies the tension of being both living and dead, revealed in the cracks that fill the print. In the fissures where prints meet and misalign, fragments of texts sneak out, telling the story Ophelia’s body cannot complete.