Thursday, October 20, 2011

Arte e Cultura: Edward Swift

Edward Swift was born in Texas but spent most of his life in New York before relocating to San Miguel de Allende, a city many artists are drawn to. There he runs the Galería Edward Swift. 

He is best known for his Munecas...

small androgynous figures that represent nightmares, clowns, and forgotten gods.

Ceremonial Staffs 

Magic Sticks - Bastones Magicas

Edward's story behind his "Nightmare Chasers":
The name came to me in a flash. One day a psychiatrist came into my gallery and took an interest in these figures. I think he must have been a Jungian. He asked me what I called them. At that time the figures had no name. I instantly said:  "They're Nightmare Chasers, created to chase away your worst dreams and fears." Immediately, the doctor purchased 9 of them for his patients. In Spanish the title is Atrapadores de Pesadillas.  The "trappers" of nightmares.

The artist with some of his work...

And his lovely home in San Miguel.

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful post on artist Edward Swift and his Munecas. I love it.