Artwork / 2019 / Rubynell

Rubynell, portrait by Gwenn Seemel
Gwenn Seemel
acrylic on panel
14 x 11 inches

I made eleven portraits for The Future We Need, a book about collective bargaining and how it can be used by more than just labor unions, which features the stories of workers like Rubynell. Others who appear in the book are Allyson, Bettie, Cynthia, Deloris, Heather, Jeff, Kimberly, Lidia, Sanchioni, Sarita, and Smiley.

For more about Rubynell and my encounter with her, check out this blog post. You can watch the making of her portrait.