Artwork by Skowmon Hastanan: www.skowmon.com About the Artist: Skowmon Hastanan born in Thailand, lives and works in NYC since 1973, received her BFA from School of Visual Arts. Hastanan exhibited her works at various venues including Penn Museum in Philadelphia, Bronx Art Space, The Bronx Museum, Longwood Art Gallery, Wave Hill, The Drawing Center, Artist-s Space, New Museum, The Krause Gallery, Jamaica Center, and The Elizabeth A. Sackler Center For Feminist Art at Brooklyn Museum, Aljira, NJ, Mills Gallery, Boston, The Women-s Building, SF, Davis Museum, MA, and Real Art Ways, CT. She is a recipient of commissions from MTA Arts for Transit, Asian Arts Initiative-s with funding by The Pew Charitable Trusts and Pennsylvania Humanities Council, NYC Percent for Art; fellowships including Civitella Ranieri Foundation, Italy, Urban Artist Initiative, The Lambent Fellowships, BRIO/ Bronx Council on the Arts, and BRIC. Her work has been written about in Art In America and The New York Times, in publications by NYU Asian/Pacific/American Institute, Bronx Museum/Fordham University Press, and San Francisco State University and in collections of Civitella Ranieri Foundation, Italy, and Davis Museum, MA.
About the Art: Suspended between layers of glass, the elements of this 5" deep layered work reflect the deep flavor and history of Thai Basil. Artist Skowmon Hastanan chose to use traditional Thai Kinnaree- a type of mythical being- to interact with this myth-worthy herb.