Untitled (Sleep)


Untitled (Sleep II), 2021, cotton and tape by Megan Kennedy

Black sheets with white thread joining severed and subsequently redistributed cotton panels. Traditionally, beds sheets are understood to be white and made of cotton, linen or silk, though modern manufacturing now enables a much wider variety of colours and materials to be produced.


I made and loosely mended small holes in the dark material to allow light to well in particular areas more easily when held up to the light. The black weave contrasts with the white thread to form a distinct record of the testing and mapping of sleep-worn materials.

A close-up view of Sleep II, an artistic response to chronic illness and sleep by Megan Kennedy.
A detail view of Sleep II, an textile response to chronic illness and sleep by Megan Kennedy.
A detail view of Sleep II, an textile response to chronic illness, narcolepsy and sleep by Megan Kennedy.
A detail view of Sleep II, an textile response to chronic illness, narcolepsy and sleep by Megan Kennedy.