COUSIN
OF DEATH

Another view on sleeping - 2013



A screenprint (A3) created as an ode to  Nas’ 'N.Y. State of Mind'.  
  
Taken from his 1994 ‘Illmatic’ album, Nas dropped the line 'sleep is the cousin of death'.

A beautiful yet morbid way to look at the dark side of such a natural thing like sleeping.


An experiment with glow in the dark paint on the bottom layer, on which the skull is printed.

When the paint is 'charged' and you turn off the lights,
a glowing skull appears in the back.

The top layer contains the phrase 'sleep is the cousin of death', printed in black.

• Printed in a series of 10. (Sold out)



Gianni de Fretes  — Rotterdam 2017

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