Rubin explores imagined sensations of the unseeable and unknowable, interweaving microscopic plankton that is essential for our survival with fragments of Hebrew Text and decorative motifs from the Leningrad codex, produced in Cairo in 1006. These works mark her return to gestural drawing as she responds to her own digital manipulations of micro-photographs by oceanographers in the Menden-Deuer lab at the University of Rhode Island, through iterations of print, drawing, and computer imaging.
Cynthia Beth Rubin, was an early adopter of digital imaging, beginning her transition from painting to the computer in 1984. Based in New Haven, she is equally fascinated by the imagined memories of culture and with envisioning unseen but essential microscopic life. Her work has been recognized internationally in exhibitions and festivals, including NY Creative Tech Week, the Jewish Museum in Prague, the Siberia State Art Museum, Techspressionism exhibitions, and numerous editions of SIGGRAPH and ISEA.