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Elsa Munoz is an artist based in Chicago, IL. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the American Academy of Art in Chicago.
Elsa explains her inspiration by saying, “Coming across poetry in schoolbooks gave me my first experiences with beauty and introduced me to the universal themes of our collective human experience. In a very literal sense, poetry untethered me from the limits of my surroundings. And this is when I realized that beauty mattered deeply— not only as a salve from ugliness, but as an introduction to a deeper conversation with ourselves, the world around us, and the vast uncertainty within and beyond those borders. “