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Insomniac Artists Explore Night's Terrain

Lynne Lamberg
JAMA. 2003;289(17):2200-2201. doi:10.1001/jama.289.17.2200.
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Two artists depict their own experiences with insomnia. The bed in Bonnie Lee Holland's Bedroom Version III (left), assembled from cardboard boxes, plastic bags and newpapaers, embodies its creator's fragile nights. In Molly Van Nice's Wakings (right), a clock showing just after 3:15 AM and minute-by-minute entries in a journal on a table reveal the obsessive clock-watching of many insomniacs. (Photos by Lee Stalsworth)

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In Jump Shout Doubt, artist Kate Kern reveals a source of sleeplessness: Her infant son, whose out-flung arms scatter spoons, forks, and cups with abandon. (Photo by Lee Stalsworth)

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