David Choe’s Mutated Swamp Girl is derived from a 2011 print series titled Swamp Girl, existing in three separate editions. Choe was inspired by his travels to the Colombian rainforest, where he spent time with the Kogi Indians. Mutated Swamp Girl is said to be one of Choe’s favourite illustrations ever produced by him, and a large part of the proceeds from print sales were donated to fund schools for the Kogi tribes. Mutated Swamp Girl available on s[edition] is the most colourful version of the three designs. Choe: “This is one of the best things I ever drew in my life, and I drew most of it while I was in the rainforest in Colombia earlier this year with the Kogi Indians, and also while I was high out of my (...) mind.”
David Choe lives and works in Los Angeles, California.