I take (and make) photographs. Spending time in my studio at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center in Evanston, IL, is the way I make sense of the world. Being a part of a creative art community is a perfect place to create work and interact with fellow artists. My approach to creating is experimental and intuitive leading to unpredictable outcomes. Manipulating images digitally enables me to play with colors, shapes and textures, which in turn allows me to engage the viewer with the final results. My passion for technical processes provides a continuous expansion and reinvention of visual imagery.
I have been drawn to explore the city, people and nature. My desire is that my prints will evoke a new way of viewing the world to be savored by those who view my work. My concern for finding a healthier approach to making art has led me to a variety of alternative printmaking methods. I’m especially excited about Photopolymer Gravure, Polyesterplate Lithography and Monotype printing processes.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
I hold a Masters of Interdisciplinary Arts from Columbia College Chicago and taught Secondary Art Education for twenty-five years in Chicago Public Schools. Professional memberships include: Shootapolooza, Evanston Made and Four Hands Collab. These multidisciplinary groups inspire members to create a wide range of work. Combining printmaking and photography creates endless possibilities for making narrative prints that deal with a variety of social and personal themes. My processes include: photopolymer gravure, plate lithography and various other non-toxic printmaking processes.
© Socorro Mucino