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Insomnia - Giclée Art Prints

Insomnia - Giclée Art Prints

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Artist Statement:

Insomnia.

Every night I get into my covers, I fall into syrupy darkness. It sucks and pulls at my limbs, even as it spits me out and refuses to take me down into its depths. I fight to dive down to the dream waters of Lethe, where I can drink to forget my daytime stresses and be enveloped in temporary oblivion.

But I struggle in the thickness of the shadows, tossing in my sheets, worrying about when I will ever get to sleep. I never look at the clock but it’s there in my mind anyways. Blinking at me, some red imaginary hour that makes me feel guilty for being awake.

I am stuck there, suspended. Thoughts swirling without end. Sometimes I fall asleep for a minute, night-flowers unfurling around me, the sweetness of sleepy pollen in the air. I turn over and over in the garden of my dreams until I reach something that doesn’t belong. A rose, rotten and decaying at the bottom of my dreamworld. I wake again. I walk the house like a ghost. My rabbit wonders why I am in the kitchen at 4 in the morning. This is his hour.

 

I made this piece after struggling with insomnia for some time. The dream garden, the sleepy pollen, the dead rose, the little rabbit hairs on the flower, everything from my nighttime adventures is there.

 

I hope one day I can sleep again without the aid of prescription medications. I really don’t know why this is happening. It never has before the last 6 months approximately. A mystery, but hopefully I’ll solve it.

 

 

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