TITLE: ' insomnia: a maniacal madness ' • 2017
SIZE: 19x28 inch
MEDIUM/SUBSTRATE: oil on panel
FRAME: custom built, artist designed and finished
It’s maddening lying there—wide awake—desperately aware of the darkness. Paralyzingly still or erratically racing, my mind is acutely aware that sleep is not coming anytime soon.
Whether the hours drone on, or, are broken by brief, unsettled slumber, the clock keeps time:
That’s the breaking point for me—4:40 am. Desperate thoughts rattle me; dawn is coming; too late to fall asleep; I’ll have to get up soon; I should just get up.
Insomnia is a private, hellish torture, a maniacal madness that silently creeps away with the rising sun, yet falls madly upon you when the last of it’s glow disappears into the night.
© 2017 Christine Mercer-Vernon
This painting is available for a limited time, and then it will be retired permanently. Final date to be determined by the release of my new body of work later this spring.
If you wish to discuss an optional installment plan, please message or email me directly, I would be more than willing to accommodate you.
This is an original oil painting. Painting is signed with initials on front, full signature on back, full narrative hand-written by me on back—comes with owners card.
Due to variances in screens/displays, colors will most likely vary slightly.
© 2016-2018 Christine Mercer-Vernon. All rights reserved.