Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art – new media

Amber Hawk Swanson

Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art – new media
Region: Brooklyn, NY
MacDowell fellowships: 2013

Amber Hawk Swanson worked on multi-platform performative auction of the 556 pieces of her identical life-like sex doll, Amber Doll, that remain after Hawk Swanson transformed her doll's body into a small replica of the bull orca Tilikum, who lived in captivity in Sea World Orlando and has been involved in the deaths of three humans.



Amber Hawk Swanson worked in the Putnam studio.

The Graphics Studio, converted to its present use in 1972–1974 through a grant from the Putnam Foundation, originally served the property as both a power house and pump house. Well water was pumped from a large cistern to Hillcrest, the Foreman’s Cottage, and the lower buildings closer to Union Street. Inside the building, an engine powered…

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