Flor Garduño - The Sonnets of Shakespeare

The Sonnets of Shakespeare
Photographs by Flor Garduño
Introduction by John Wood
Edition: 65 numbered and 5 lettered copies
10 bound, plus 1 fully signed and free-standing, platinum prints
15 3/4 x 15 3/4 inches
Handcrafted in New England


...I spoke of Shakespeare as a great psychologist, but so is Flor Garduño. She understands woman more universally, it appears to me, than any other visual artist. She sees woman in all her dimensions—as Siren, Eve, Medusa,Venus—sees her in the sweep of all her varied powers and attractions. Her work is finally a deeply moving tribute to woman, to all women, because, as I suggested earlier, her Venus is Everywoman.

Shakespeare’s genius, like Garduño’s, comes from his deep understanding of human nature. In play after play we see ourselves strutting about in all the cruelty, jealousy, meanness, bad temper, good humor, compassion, honor, and love we are capable of. He shows us our burden and our glory...
  -John Wood