Artist Statement

I am a classically trained visual artist and printmaker, and for the last 13 years I have been exploring the relationship between people and their built environment. My first interventions in the urban landscape took the form of wheat-pasting portraits to the walls of cities around the world. More recently, I have been working collaboratively through my non-profit organization, the Heliotrope Foundation. Focusing on community revitalization in Braddock, Pennsylvania, New Orleans, Louisiana, and Haiti, these projects support artists’ place-based interventions that explore how creativity can positively impact communities in times of crisis and change.

Swoon is one of the exhibiting artists for Mindful: Exploring Mental Health through Art.