elaine longtemps music

Sleep... No It Is Not Sleep, That Is Merely The Outward Seeming, polymer-painted rope, pencil, cotton duck, 89"x72"x6"

Based on notation from Bach's Fugue XVI in 4 Voices and inspired by a poem about wheat which reads "Sleep - no it is not sleep. This is merely the outward seeming. A secret work is going forward in the heart of the grain, which bursts its envelope and allows the precious shoot to spring toward the light"; however, this piece is not  about wheat but about new motherhood, that unique journey in a woman's life when everything else fades into insignificance, and creative ideas are held in abeyance.