Reviving Ophelia

Reviving Ophelia

Medium:  Hand modeled clay, wood panel painted with Acrylics, dried flowers

Dimensions:  Mask: 16” x 6.75” x 4”; full piece: 39” x 14” x 5”

Price:  Sold

Description:  I improvised this clay Ophelia while demonstrating creative interpretation in the creation of oversize masks for an English/Sculpture interdisciplinary project: “Clay masks of Shakespeare’s characters ‘from the inside-Out.’” Great fun and the Literature as well as the Sculpture students all got the gist of the challenge. Later, mounting the mask on a plank of wood, we noticed a resemblance to portrait lids of ancient Egyptian/Greco mummy caskets…most appropriate since Ophelia’s body was found floating amid flowers.