My illustrations are stream of consciousness style--with very little pre-planned elements. My hope is to immerse you in a space where you see the world through a warped and abstracted lens--hinting at how we see things when hindered by mental illness, tragedy, and trauma.
I also tend to gravitate towards the mystical and mythical in my work, as well as the inexplainable spiritual and natural phenomena encountered throughout our lives. I am drawn to themes like finding hope in the dark, and looking for beauty in the midst of chaos.
Mental health (among a variety of other social issues) is what drives my work. I strive to make the world a better place to live in through both my actions and my art. I use recycled materials when I can to reduce my carbon footprint, as well as convey positive and inclusive themes about acceptance and love in the face of a world full of injustice.
My work has been featured in places such as the Lincoln Center in NYC and SoLA Contemporary. For a more detailed look at my experience, please visit my website kaitlinruby.com.
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