In this piece I wanted to portray a sleepless night. My aim was to combine night with day.

The sounds of the birds are similar to the sounds from a rain forest adding to the atmosphere of the piece.

“The forest birds whirring and chattering as the sun slips below the horizon are vocal organs of the rain forest itself.” David Abram

I like the subtly of the piece and the gradual changes of the night sky like

A moving painting.’ I am interested in the passing of time and how things change gradually. The duration of the piece was significant, as I wanted the viewer to feel the endlessness of the night.

O sleep! O gentle sleep!

Nature’s soft nurse, how have I frighted thee,

That thou no more wilt weigh my eyelids down

And steep my senses in forgetfulness?

Methought I heard a voice cry ‘Sleep no more!

Macbeth does murder sleep,’ the innocent sleep,

Sleep that knits up the ravell’d sleave of care,

The death of each day’s life, sore labour’s bath,

Balm of hurt minds, great nature’s second course,

Chief nourisher in life’s feast.

Macbeth (2.2.46-51)

Copyright 2010 Angela Molloy. Northern Ireland Multi-media and performance artist based in Belfast.

The Empire of Light René Magritte

I found ‘The Empire of Light’ by Rene Magritte interesting  where he expressed a similar idea through painting. Magritte wanted to evoke the mystery of life.