Photograph by

Emma Powell (USA)

About this image

is part of a larger series called In Search of Sleep. This image incorporates the text from a letter written in 1854.

In Search of Sleep recreates a shadowy realm, where I am able to explore real-life questions. The cyanotype process, with its distinctive blue tones, visually traverses the distance between waking and sleeping. These images are also toned with tea and wine to both dull the blues and add warmth.

In Search of Sleep creates a visual lullaby that allows me to safely explore what I love, what I fear, what I remember, and what I imagine.