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Carolyn Swiszcz is a West St. Paul artist famous for the “West St. Paul Song.” She’s done a number of local-themed works, including several that feature Granny Donuts. Now she’s in a video talking about her work and Granny Donuts.
“Art-making helps me find mystery and purpose in daily life.”Carolyn Swiszcz
Gallery-owner Miyako Yoshinaga featured Swiszcz in a video exploring her art and process. Swiszcz talks about how she finds inspiration in local businesses with character. You also get to see how Swiszcz creates her artwork with a printmaking and collage process that’s similar to a musician remixing a song.
“I’m trying to make something familiar, but unexpected,” Swiszcz says. “Whichever way I can work more surprise into my work, then that makes me really happy.”
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You can see even more of Swiszcz’s work as part of our Better Politics, Please collaboration on Kickstarter, which includes a few nods to West St. Paul.
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