Ruby Thorkelson

ink and chalk on newsprint – 18 x 24 inches

I want to expand the scope of protest art to include the endless nuances and textures of subjective experience.

My process is interdisciplinary and materials-based. I use drawing, zine-making, and mood-boarding as forms of preliminary research, investigating the stimulating, banal, and often infrastructural as sites of power and exchange: nightclubs, equipment from wind and water-powered industries, domestic appliances, google image search results, broadcast news, brutalist architecture, sex.