Swoon is an artist whose work swirls into the realm of fantasy. She goes beyond in her latest site-specific installation at the Brooklyn Museum, Swoon: Submerged Motherlands. Responding to the architecture of the Museum’s rotunda gallery, Swoon has created a 65-foot-tall tree of dyed ribbon roots and limbs with cascading paper cutout leaves. The effect is magical, bringing about the desire to lie on the museum floor and become lost in the Peter Pan like universe that she has created. Intricate and with some flounce this Azzedine Alaia dress could have become one with the exhibit if I was to have draped it over a limb. Inspired by contemporary and historical natural disasters Swoon’s exhibit offers a beautiful pause and place for reflection.
Azzedine Alaia dress, Jennifer Fisher ring chain, IAM by Ileana Makri bracelets, Gianvito Rossi sandals
The Brooklyn Museum, Swoon: Submerged Motherlands
Hair by Cosma De Marinis, Photographs by Tylor Hou