Jane Bustin

Sleep, I sing

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Year 2024
Medium Sail cloth, crushed Oyster shell, tea, saffron dyed burnt silk, and pencil on paper
Dimensions 29.7 x 21 cm

About the work

Sleep, I sing – is a phrase from Virginia Woolf’s novel The Waves. I have made several works relating to this novel, a beautiful stream of consciousness with its flow of sensory impressions, unformed emotions and memories. It was her last published book before her suicide in 1941.
The work is from a Genoa sail cloth, many of the markings made from the sea, drops of tea and a splash of hand dyed burnt saffron silk. These materials convey the aesthetic language of the life and work of Virginia.

Career Highlights

Jane Bustin’s recent solo projects include The Colour of Words at The Rothko Art Museum, Latvia, and Pirelli; let me count the ways at Copperfield, London. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including at Whitechapel Gallery (London); The British Library (London),;Jane Lombard (New York); Fox Jensen (Sydney); Her work is included in the collections of Ferens Museum & Gallery, Hull (UK), The Victoria and Albert Museum (London), the Goldman Sachs Collection, and the collection of Frederic de Goldschmidt.

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