“The agony is exquisite, is it not? A broken heart, you think you will die, but you just keep living day after day, after terrible day.”
A story of unrequited love, tragedy and loss, Miss Havisham is the literal depiction of any broken heart. This character, from Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations, provides ample material for creativity and interpretation.
In this set of silkscreened pieces, I wanted to convey a decrepit and an abandoned version of lavish baroque romanticism. The overexposure of the bride in the center frame lends an ethereal aspect to the composition.
Apart from the poster, the smaller pieces are more delicate and less complex. Embellished with metallic gold ink and dainty type, these pieces look like stationery at first glance. Perhaps an invitation to the wedding that would never commence? Complete with a heart-wrenching quote, this piece gives a new perspective and greater depth to a forgotten bride.