SWOON’s worlds are often populated by realistically rendered-- and evocatively cut-out- street people, often her friends and family. Riding bikes, talking on a stoop, going grocery shopping.
traverse a cityscape of her own unique invention. Bridges, fire
escapes, water towers and street signs create crisscrossing shadows and
spaces through which her figures move. Inspired by both art historical
and folk sources, ranging from German Expressionist wood block prints
to Indonesian shadow puppets, SWOON is a master of using cut paper to
play with positive and negative space in a conceptually driven
exploration of the experience of the streets.