Title: The Mystery of the Brass Bound Trunk--Nancy Drew Series
Size: 22" x 30"
Laura Ruby's Nancy Drew Series of serigraphs takes as its primary reference the fictional detective, Nancy Drew, who represents independence and problem-solving intelligence.
The Nancy Drew Series conflates the art of detection, pursuit of clues and of art-making, creative incorporation of codes and sign systems as well as elements from popular culture.
Ruby's large-scale sculpture, installations, and exterior site-specific works draw the viewer into the work in an interactive discovery and search; as they are inextricably bound to the surroundings and the cultural contexts of the particular sites.