Artist Profile Swoon

American artist Swoon is well known for her large-scale, site-specific street art. Part portraiture, part prints, her work explores the relationship between people and their built environments. She often affixes intricate paper-cut portraits and cityscapes to walls in impoverished places where the work will eventually disintegrate in place. Swoon creates the prints at home, where she carves the lino-blocks and presses the images into paper by walking on them with bare feet.

Photo by Swen Rudolf.