Wing-sleepers, the third edition of the Night Tube cover by Marianna Simnett, shows a multi-species flock of luminous birds falling against a velvet night sky.
Their glowing forms seep out of the inky black, appearing simultaneously hand drawn and digitally rendered. Simnett works across installation, drawing, performance, painting and video; her work explores our increasingly digital lifestyle through a lens of embodied experience. The birds depicted in Wing-sleepers are not falling but rather sleeping during flight. London-based Simnett took the 24-hour context of the Night Tube as her initial point of departure; the species of birds painted, which include gulls, swifts and songbirds, all sleep on the wing during their long migrations.
To accompany Simnett has produced a series of three limited edition artworks depicting a selection of these birds
Digital Pigment print onto Somerset Photosatin 300gsm
Size: 21.2 x 27.3 cm
Edition of 30 signed and numbered
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Christmas last order date 2021:
UK - Wednesday 15th December
Rest of World - Wednesday 8th December