Swoon – Moni and the Sphinx


SKU: 31340

Artwork Description

Swoon – Moni and the Sphinx

Dimensions: 76 x 35″ finished size
Year: 2023
Medium: block print and acrylic gouache on paper and found wooden door

With Moni and the Sphinx, Swoon created a mythologized portrait of one of her central collaborators and muses, fellow artist Monica Canilao. Swoon says of the work, “Wisdom, boundaries, the fecundity, and ferocity of nature are all being thought out within the forms in her dress. She’s emerging from, or is balanced on, a series of eggs and earths, rooting trees and river beds. There’s a sense of lightning coming from her fingers, which I let emerge organically out of the drawing because Monica is someone whose creativity seems to flow from her fingertips as naturally as spider’s silk and as spontaneously as lightning.”