Snapchat Ophelia


Snapchat Ophelia is an illustration inspired by the garland speech by Ophelia in Hamlet (Act 4, Scene 5) and John Everett Millais’ iconic painting of the same subject. Within the symbol of the flowery crown, comparisons are drawn between the pleas for remembrance in the garland speech and the unending search for relevance in the trends of Snapchat and Instagram culture.

‘There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance. Pray you, love, remember. There’s fennel for you, and columbines. There’s rue for you, and here’s some for me; we may call it herb of grace o’ Sundays. O, you must wear your rue with a difference. There’s a daisy. I would give you some violets, but they withered all when my father died.”

Hamlet (Act 4, Scene 5)



Archival giclée print on artist-quality, cold-press watercolor paper.

Print size: Width 8″ X Height 10″

Your selection will be professionally printed from the primary art studio of Annie Rochelle in Knoxville, TN. Artworks are shipped only after being inspected for quality, hand gilded, and signed by the artist. Please allow for ample time (up to 30 days) for fulfillment.