Artist With Insomnia Makes Dress From 2,000 Sleeping Pill Prescription Labels

The inspiration for a Minnesota artist’s “sleeping pill prescription dress” came, fittingly, in a dream. “I’m an insomniac,” said artist Erica Spitzer Rasmussen, in a blog run by Spoonflower, a company that custom-prints fabric. “About three years ago, after a particularly restless night, I finally fell asleep in the early morning hours … Shortly thereafter the alarm clock woke me and I wrote ‘dreaming of sleep’ on a pad of paper next to the bed.” It took the artist four months and four rolls of custom wallpaper to make her dress sculpture, called “Dreaming of Sleep.” It is composed of 2,000 replicas of