A Deep Sleep

A Deep Sleep is a Royal Shakespeare Company commission in response to a Shakespearean quote:

“This sleep is sound indeed” هذا هو النوم العميق بحق

This passage is from Henry IV, Part 2 where Prince Hal sees his father, the King on his death bed. 

Image Gina Print © RSC, 2016

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Diameter 19 cms

A Deep Sleep

The quote made me think about the transition between different physical, emotional and psychological states.  The crown is an incredible symbol of authority and alters not only how the wearer feels, but how she or he is perceived.

Image Gina Print © RSC, 2016

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Diameter 19 cms

A Deep Sleep

The quote is repeated twice around the crown in Diwani script and was first shown at the Well Said! exhibition at the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Image Gina Print © RSC, 2016

Brass

Diameter 19 cms