Swoon – Thalassa: from Seven Contemplations
Dimensions: 144 x 144 x 72″ finished size
Medium: block print on paper with hand painted colors in acrylic gouache, mounted to wooden panels.
Thalassa takes its name from an ancient Greek mythological spirit of the sea. She is pictured as a figure leaping from the water. As an installation, Thalassa offers a space to contemplate the “primordial self,” or the self that has its beginning before birth.
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.