This piece is another tribute to my love of literature. I depicted the tragic figure of Ophelia from Shakespeare's Hamlet. In the story, Ophelia's revenge-hungry boyfriend sort of accidentally stabs her father (he was eavesdropping behind a curtain at the time). This causes Ophelia to lose her sanity and she ends up drowning in a river. In my piece, I wanted Ophelia to look broken and ragged. Her torso is made from a repurposed jewelry hanger and I sculpted her head, arms and hands from polymer clay. Her dress is made from various fabrics, mostly organza. To achieve the torn and tattered texture of the top layer, I poked and twisted the organza with a fork (very good stress-relieving technique, by the way). Her wings are made using a stitching technique done on dissolvable paper. Her hair is ratted yarn and she's accented with flowers and ribbon.