ALONE WITH MATERIALS
Enjoy a virtual visit to CAROLYN SWISZCZ's home studio in West Saint Paul, Minnesota and hear about the inspiration she draws from Granny Donuts, a local bakery shop that’s temporarily closed due to the coronavirus threat.
Since 2007 Carolyn has created variations of the shop's facade, interior, and signs. Small businesses are a frequent subject of her mixed-media paintings, and she expresses her peculiar attachment to them using various printmaking and collage techniques. "Art-making helps me find mystery and purpose in daily life," she says.