‘171 Ophelia’ is a 20×20″ acrylic painting done on a 1 1/2″-thick Level 3 gallery canvas. It features all custom-mixed colors, and a totally unique design done by using the “ring pour” method.
It is coated with a Satin Finish which provides a permanent, protective coating that will not yellow with age; and is moisture-resistant and smudge-proof.
Scroll down for the inspiration for its name & more photos.
The name Ophelia is a Greek baby name. In Greek the meaning of the name is: ‘help’. In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Ophelia was the lover of Hamlet who went insane as a result of his irrational behavior.
Looking at the painting as it dried, I couldn’t help but think of the name… so, naturally, I investigated more.
One of Uranus’s moons is named Ophelia. Additionally, ‘171 Ophelia’ is a large, dark asteroid that was discovered by French astronomer Alphonse Borrelly on 13 January 1877.
The painting has an ethereal, yet solid, feel to it. So, it felt right to find its name in the galaxy.
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