Haven Press Studio has been collaborating with SWOON on printed projects for several years, producing editions in Silkscreen and Letterpress for their edition releases.

Caledonia Curry, who exhibits her artwork under the name SWOON, is a classically trained visual artist and printmaker who has spent the last 14 years exploring the relationship between people and their built environments. Her early interventions in the urban landscape took the form of wheat-pasting portraits to the walls of cities around the world, and her public practice has expanded to using art to rebuild communities and humanize today’s most pressing social and environmental issues. She co-founded Konbit Shelter in 2010, an artist’s response to the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti that same year. Other community-based endeavors include collaborating on the construction of musical architecture in New Orleans, and a neighborhood revitalization project in North Braddock, PA. Alongside her place-based work, she has a studio practice of drawing, printmaking, architectural sculpture, and installations. Curry’s work has been collected and shown internationally at galleries and museums, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Brooklyn Museum; the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; and the São Paulo Museum of Art.

For her project "Birth", we collaborated on a screenprint where the artist visited the workshop to make a very washy, textural hand painted film for the background element. It is an unusually liquidy, dusty looking screenprint with very fine painterly details.
The subject matter is of particular importance as it challenges notions longstanding within the art world, and in our opinion it is a bold statement on femininity, the beauty of life, and the power of creation.

"Birth"
2 Color Screen-print on archival museum board
Paper size: 34? x 29?
Image Size: 31.5? x 26.5?
Signed edition of 175
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The artist examining color proofs at the workshop:
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