Swoon, Submerged Motherlands

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Swoon, Submerged Motherlands
Swoon (American, born 1978). Submerged Motherlands installation in progress. Brooklyn Museum photograph
The Brooklyn street artist whose large, intricately cut pasted-paper murals are a familiar outdoor sight on walls throughout the borough creates a fantastical site-specific installation for the museum's rotunda gallery. Drawing on her usual environmental and social concerns, the work consists of an enormous sculptural tree, and refers to events both recent and ancient: namely, 2012's Hurricane Sandy, and the story of Doggerland, a landmass that once connected Great Britain and Europe but was destroyed by a tsunami 8,000 years ago.


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