"Swenholt's works are alive, powerful and vibrant with a contemporary edge; always telling a story. Whether allegorical or personal, her figures move, speaking to the viewer of some spiritual dimension of life."

Jerry Eisley, director of Washington Arts Group






“In the Middle Ages men had no great thought
that they did not write down in stone.”

Victor Hugo Notre Dame in Paris



Caprichos


Incessant pounding
of compromise

Tapping with
mallet strength

Upon the dreams
of a girl.





Sonnet 44

Take back these thoughts
Which here unfolded too,
And which on warm and cold days
I withdrew from my heart's ground.

Elizabeth Barret Browning






"For this son of mine was dead
and is alive again;
he was lost and is found."

Gospel of Luke



Emily


Lose an arm
Gain a wing.
Unknown processes
Prepare for flight
As she dissolves this world
To attain another.
"Swenholt's works are alive, powerful and vibrant with a contemporary edge; always telling a story. Whether allegorical or personal, her figures move, speaking to the viewer of some spiritual dimension of life."  

Jerry Eisley, director of Washington Arts Group