It is in the flux of youth and adolescence where identity tilts and lines are blurred between the naive world of wonder and fantasy and the societal world of obligation and responsibility. Who do these young people aspire to be and where are they interrupted? At what point are they able to defy those who are priming them for the “real world” vs. their imagined future? In her series, Cygnets, Magowan creates a new reality with her subjects that speaks to the paradigm that the surface of things are not what they seem.