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Meet Carolina Rubalcava

Today we’d like to introduce you to Carolina Rubalcava.

Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
Growing up in a family of nine, I was raised to be good to others above all. I was raised to be proud of where I came from and to love those around me with everything I have. Those traits, have stayed with me. I was taught from a young age to follow my passion. As long as I got an education, my parents and siblings would support any career I chose. From a young age, I knew. Not clearly at the time, but looking back, I knew, that art was a part of me. I went from the annoying little sister who loved to sing dearly, to the sister who loved makeup obsessively, to the sister who grew into expressing herself in many art forms. It was not easy and to this day it still isn’t but one thing is for certain. Art chose me, and I followed it willingly, all because I was free to choose my path. To choose it while knowing that my family would be there to support me along the way. I do this for my heart, my passion, but more then anything I hope to make them and all those I love proud.

Please tell us about your art.
I am a visual artist, a graphic designer and a singer. I was shy to say that those names made up who I was before, I did not feel worthy but they are the best descriptions I can place on myself. I create pieces that include mixed mediums from photography, illustrations, graphic design, surreal photo manipulations, and album cover art occasionally with my own voice tied to it. Everything and anything creative and expressive. I’m inspired by classic and antique art, music, my surroundings, my loved ones. I take inspiration from just about anywhere. I hope people feel when they see my work. That they feel joy or sadness but that they see it isn’t empty. I take pride in being an artist and I hope I project that. My work has been described as dreamy and I find that to be an amazing compliment.

We often hear from artists that being an artist can be lonely. Any advice for those looking to connect with other artists?
I see that it can be. I am lucky to have best friends who are artists and I constantly lean on them. Though I definitely have times where the loneliness can kick in, I would say that it is a part of being an artist. I would advise getting involved in the community, giving good advice, and complimenting others instead of competing. We are all striving to express ourselves so it’s important to build each other up, there is room for everyone to succeed. If anyone reading this ever needs a friend in the art world, my door is always open!

How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
I have been lucky enough to be in a few galleries, forever grateful. At the moment, I am displaying my work on my website carolinalune.com and on social media @carolinalune.

I would love and appreciate any and all support. It truly means the world.

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@carolinalune

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