* To be released on Thursday, December 5th at around 12noon EST *
We are pleased to announce the release of Swoon's Kamayura Edition Variant artworks. "While traveling in Brazil in 2011 I created this portrait from a Kamayura community that is fighting the Brazilian government's attempts to dam their rivers and destroy their ecosystems and way of life. The struggle continues." These EV* edition variants are created using a variety of handmade, found, repurposed, and salvaged materials. They are delicate works and are extremely intricate, featuring screened and block printed elements, fine paper cut-outs, collage and paper layering, in addition to lots of hand painted finishing. This is the third Edition Variant release we have worked on with Swoon and it truly demonstrates her ability to transform a print edition into unique works of art. Please scroll down for detailed photos of the works and process.
Kamayura was named after the eponymous tribe living in the Amazonian Rain Forest in Brazil. This piece was made 2 years after Swoon's visit to the tribe, who struggles to preserve its ecosystem and traditional way of life threatened by construction of several dams along the Amazon River.To learn more about the ongoing resistance to the Belo Monte Dam project, and the communities it affects: http://amazonwatch.org/work/belo-monte-dam
*Swoon editions her work with the addition of “EV” denoting “Edition Variant”. This is used to signify that each piece within the edition, while being the same imagery and format, is not identical as with a typical edition. The edition varies from piece to piece with elements such as hand painting, collage, and material, thus each work is completely unique, while existing within the edition. A piece signed 2/10 EV signifies that while the work is unique, only 10 of it’s kind will ever be created.
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