Thursday, March 24, 2011

Swoon

is defined by dictionary.com as "to enter a state of hysterical rapture or ecstasy".  What a marvelous word!  Swoon is also one of my favorite street artists.  She studied painting at Pratt.  Her subjects are street people.  Most often she does wheatpaste prints and paper cutouts.  I love her style as well as her subject matter.  Sometimes her figures are a combination of great design and draftspersonship combined with decorative elements which make me swoon.  I noticed her work in "Exit Through the Gift Shop".  She is also represented in Graffiti World:  Street Art from Five Continents.

What a surprise to receive one of her images yesterday in my mail.  My son photographed this work on Grand Street in Brooklyn and sent it to me from his phone.

Technology.

Swoon.

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