Moni And The Sphinx Variant L (Red Wash)

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Moni And The Sphinx Variant L (Red Wash)


Moni And The Sphinx AP 2019

Variant L (Red Wash)

15 color silkscreen on heavyweight cotton rag with hand embellishments

Approx 20" x 24"

Signed Artist proof (AP)

In 2017 Swoon released and sold out an edition of 75 Moni And The Sphinx silkscreen prints. Two years later she has revisited a small stack of just 15 artist’s proofs, and with the addition of hand finishing in the form of spray paint, stenciling, stamping, hand painted acrylic gouaches, and watercolor, made a series of totally unique artist proofs. Here we have the last few available, the print pictured is the exact one you will receive.

“Moni and the Sphinx is a mythologized portrait of one of my life's most central collaborators and muses, fellow artist Monica Canilao. 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. She's balanced in the center of all this with the equanimity of a creator who's comfortable using these forces as fuel. For me her look is somewhere between a challenge, perhaps to take the world in as fully as she does, and a promise, that she will hold the center, and the very solidity of that holding will let us explore some of our own wilderness.”


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