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orginal image taken with fujifinepix
manipulated in PS Elements 7
own stock used
model myself
lighting: industrial floodlight
170 veiws 14-01-11

the sorrow and pain of Shakespeare’s Ophelia, is something that always seems to touch deeply in my heart everytime i read “Hamlet”. The madness and the torment she suffers, with the final descion beng suicide, of beliving there is no other option, i think somewhere in the back of my mind, i understand.

“QUEEN GERTRUDE:
One woe doth tread upon another’s heel,
So fast they follow; your sister’s drown’d, Laertes.

LAERTES:
Drown’d! O, where?

QUEEN GERTRUDE:
There is a willow grows aslant a brook,
That shows his hoar leaves in the glassy stream;
There with fantastic garlands did she come
Of crow-flowers, nettles, daisies, and long purples
That liberal shepherds give a grosser name,
But our cold maids do dead men’s fingers call them:
There, on the pendent boughs her coronet weeds
Clambering to hang, an envious sliver broke;
When down her weedy trophies and herself
Fell in the weeping brook. Her clothes spread wide;
And, mermaid-like, awhile they bore her up:
Which time she chanted snatches of old tunes;
As one incapable of her own distress,
Or like a creature native and indued
Unto that element: but long it could not be
Till that her garments, heavy with their drink,
Pull’d the poor wretch from her melodious lay
To muddy death.

LAERTES :
Alas, then, she is drown’d?

QUEEN GERTRUDE:
Drown’d, drown’d.

LAERTES:
Too much of water hast thou, poor Ophelia,
And therefore I forbid my tears: but yet
It is our trick; nature her custom holds,
Let shame say what it will: when these are gone,
The woman will be out. Adieu, my lord:
I have a speech of fire, that fain would blaze,
But that this folly douts it."

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strawberries, self, death, shakespeare, water, suicide, blood, red, texture, artist_eating_strawberries, ophelia, eye, lips, deression

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  • Regrets? Tell  Me About It
    Regrets? Tell ...over 3 years ago

    this is beautiful… :)

  • thankyou so much my friend, i am very glad you like it =)

    – strawberries

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 3 years ago


    January 9th, 2010
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    ♥ Mary

  • OMG, thankyou so much!!!!
    xoxox

    – strawberries

  • James Lewis Hamilton
    James Lewis Ha...over 3 years ago

    powerful… very effective PSE work!
    ;-)))

  • thanks muchly James =D
    xx

    – strawberries

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 3 years ago

    WELL DONE ON THIS WORIK VERY MOVING !@liZ

  • thankyou liz, im glad you liked it =)

    – strawberries

  • stephmaullar
    stephmaullarover 3 years ago

    love!!

  • thanks! =D
    xoxox

    – strawberries

  • Thunderfox
    Thunderfoxover 3 years ago

    Sweet! Horrifying and dark, but sweet. :)

  • lol, so the best of everything in one image lol
    thanks =)
    xx

    – strawberries

  • Flair
    Flairover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous artwork and very powerful image. Very emotional indeed. Have you ever listened to the opera ‘Hamlet’ by the french composer Ambroise Thomas? I can recommend it! Here is the Mad Scene, by the amazing Joan Sutherland http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7NIW088w7I

    It makes me feel exactly the same as you describe yourself, and everytime brings tears to my eyes

    Cheers, Marion

  • thankyou so much Marion.
    i hadnt known about tht opera interpretaion of this play, but that was some amazing stuff, thanks for showing me.its cer4tainly got me interested.
    thanks again =)
    xx

    – strawberries

  • SandyDeLuca
    SandyDeLucaover 3 years ago

    Beautiful.

  • thankyou Sandy =)

    – strawberries

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusover 3 years ago

  • =)

    – strawberries

  • Magi5760
    Magi5760over 3 years ago

    Congratulations from your hosts at Creation!

  • omg! thanks so much Colin =D

    – strawberries

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