Swoon – Walkie


SKU: 30613

Artwork Description

Swoon – Walkie

Dimensions: 78 x 62″
Year: 2012
Medium: screenprint, coffee stain, handpainting,
spraypaint, and cutout on mylar

Walkie is a boy Swoon met as she and her team constructed the Konbilt shelter in Haiti. After the earthquake, they entire community worked with Swoon to build a community art center where they could share creative healing and fun. Walkie was a child who was there every day, and Swoon could tell how much the art classes helped him heal.

Caledonia Curry, whose work appears under the name Swoon, is a Brooklyn-based artist and is widely known as the first woman to gain large-scale recognition in the male-dominated world of street art. Callie took to the streets of New York while attending the Pratt Institute of Art in 1999, pasting her paper portraits to the sides of buildings with the goal of making art and the public space of the city more accessible.