Carolyn Swiszcz ’94 is a Minnesota artist that somehow is able to take mundane things that we often take for granted and give them new life. One example of this is her painting Big K, which is on a 40 x 40 canvas portraying a Kmart sign. What many would consider a banal subject is instead handled in a whimsical way that evokes feelings of nostalgia.
"I always knew that I wanted to be an artist or a writer. I don’t remember wanting to be anything else. It really wasn’t a question–I knew creativity would be a big part of my life." —Swiszcz
Marketing/PR expert Stephen Dupont recently sat down with Swiszcz to speak about her unique approach to art and what influences her creativity. She speaks about always being drawn to the arts, her first job out of college doing "grunt work design," and her new-found appreciation for her hometown of New Bedford, Massachusetts.