In my new project, “{Anti}Heroines of the Written Word,” I address the paradox of women in literature–are they heroines or simply lacking a moral compass?

Several images were produced for the heroine of Henrik Ibsens’ “A Doll’s House.” Nora’s Dance l and II liberally recalls the heroine from Henrik Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House,” as do Nora’s Dance, Waiting I, II, and III.

The “Waiting” pieces are intended to suggest the time spent debating her departure.

“Nora II” is the “darker” version, suggesting that Nora was not heroic, but in fact a miscreant. Much criticism of this play was waged over Nora’’s decision to abandon her family once she completed a tarantella (and thus the “dance”) for her husband. The “Waiting” pieces are intended to suggest the time Nora spent debating her departure.

“Grave Expectations” is a riff on Miss Havesham of Dickens’ “Great Expectations.” Was she a tragedy, crazy, or perhaps simply a shrewd old woman staving off disappointment and opportunist relatives.