About the Artist - "I am Halftone"

My manner of artistic practice is focused in Printmaking and Ceramics. Within Printmaking, silkscreen is my life and area of greatest knowledge. I enjoy the process and the creating of multiples. Due to this fondness, I refer to myself as a halftone dot in a universe of dots that make up a bigger picture.

My current work mostly correlates with my attachment for the Hudson River School Painters and American Landscape. I also pull from various other movements and groups throughout history such as: ZERO, Abstract Expressionism, and Pop Art. I use the contemporary medium of silk screen to illustrate modern landscape and the cosmos through programs such as Photoshop and Illustrator in conjunction with digital painting using a Wacom Tablet. 

Other than Printmaking and Ceramics, I take great pride in creating small installations by placing tiny handmade books and sculptures at gas stations, campuses, libraries, and more for people to discover and keep. I am a strong believer in the democratic multiple and distribution of prints and art to people. I never want to stop printing.

On a more contemplative side: I am composed of cells and concepts of different sizes that create the bigger picture of C. SUKO. I gradiate. I have contrasting ideas. I am made up of the positive and the negative. Without the opposing forces, I would not be me. I would not have tonal range, saturation, shadows, or highlights. I am halftone. 

Things that are a part of me and invest themselves into my work: an endless love for printing, circles, squares, triangles, spheres, artist talks/lectures, games, travel, landscape, sensations of emotion, fascination of the cosmos, infatuation of microscopic things, pattern & repetition, dots, colored glass, etc.

     Self-Portrait, Sept 2014