SWOON, an artist from NYC whose work I first stumbled upon in the streets of San Francisco, studied painting at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and is a member of the Justseeds Artist Cooperative and a founding member of the art collective the Miss Rockaway Armada, a group which built large rafts out of salvaged materials and floated them down the Mississippi River in 2006 and 2007. Swoon is probably one of my favourite contemporary artists. Didn't think for one moment that I would be able to include a 'Swoon' piece in The Mother hen Project - But as my Mum always says, 'if you don't ask, you don't get' - so I asked, and I gratefully received - a beautiful, original artwork by Swoon. Thank you. It's an exquisite piece, which I am very proud and grateful to exhibit and auction as part of The Mother Hen Project.