New York City is notorious for having some of the world’s best street art talent – and 30-something female graffiti artist Swoon is no exception. Her life-sized wheat paste ups are second to none, and feature intricate paper cutouts that reflect the social atmosphere that surrounds her. Inspired by the people who come in contact with her throughout her life, she translates the pathos of the street onto the walls of the city they reside in using recycled newsprint that yellows, cracks and decays over time, taking on a life of its own.
“I’ve always really had the sense of the way that people store things inside their bodies and the way that everything you’ve ever seen or ever done is a part of you. I felt like in a way if I could somehow draw that, or make an x-ray, maybe it was just your experiences that day or maybe it’s just what you walked past that day, or maybe it’s a deeper story that’s somewhere in there for the telling.”
To learn more about Swoon and see her other amazing projects, check out this great interview on brooklynstreetart.com
To buy her prints, visit artnet.com.
Also, read about her first exhibition at designboom.com.