Yorick's Skull

In Shakespeare's iconic play, Hamlet, the main character's last words stated, "The rest is silence." This statement is Hamlet's acceptance and understanding of his impending death. The words are illustrated in the shape of a skull, which signifies a motif retained throughout the story, but most prominently in the scene in which Hamlet hold's  Yorick's skull. 

The original rendition of the illustration was created with acrylic paint on paper and later turned into a vector image for digital use.

Fall 2015

 © 2019 Stella Atzenweiler

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