The Binding Print I. To Sleep

he prints To Sleep and To Dream frame the narrative reference Shakespeare’s Hamlet. In both of these prints the child is covered by a blanket. The crochet blanket evokes a maternal, comforting space. However, if you look closely, inserted within the blanket is an embossed gun. The gun, based on a toy gun belonging to my son deliberately disrupts the image of the innocent sleeping child, and in doing so it anticipates the next phase in his life.

  • The Binding Print I. To Sleep
  • Christine Dixie
  • 2009
  • Etching, collograph