Not Ophelia by Noelle Gunsay

14th Annual ARC Salon (2019-2020)

Noelle Gunsay

Not Ophelia


25.4 × 25.4 cm | 10 × 10 in


  • Honorable Mention / Da Vinci Initiative Category

Taught by: Casey Childs

Studied at: Dorius Academy

Created by the student at 17 years old


In Shakespeare’s classic ‘Hamlet,’ the character Ophelia commits suicide—from a suggested lack of self-worth.  Research suggests that if we value our life from a young age, we can have more optimism happiness and joy. Finding that self-confidence, and helping others value themselves is a gift.