Since 1995 Suescum's work explores the painting style of signage on the walls of shops (tiendas) such as beauty parlors, hardware stores, butcher shops, restaurants and auto repair shops. In particular Suescum responds to the odd color combinations, strange perspective and shifts in scale seen in the vernacular signage. Suescum has adopted these qualities into her work morphing the images into new and personal combinations.
Faculty Spotlight: Museo en las Calles includes a tour of signs that inspire the Tienditas series.
5 Minute studio interview with McNay Art Museum Curator of Collections, Lyle Williams