The idea came to me in a dream is something you often hear from artists, but with so many of them, and people in general, on some form of sleeping aid or another these days, perhaps this latest piece from Erica Spitzer Rasmussen shouldn’t be all that surprising. Those pills make you dream some weird shit, man.
For her piece Dreaming of Sleep, Rasmussen, a Minnesota designer, and insomniac, constructed a floor-length nightdress made out of 2,000 Walgreens prescription labels for sleeping pills.
In order to construct it, she scanned prescription labels she’d been saving, and printed them on peel-and-stick wallpaper. “Dreaming of Sleep is a self-portrait that illustrates my dependence on those staples of the pharmaceutical industry,” she says.
You can see more of her work, like this gown made out of postage stamps, here