Desert FeelZ


Risograph printed book, 96 pages. Signed. Edition of 250
Published by the Desert Humanities Initiative, Institute for Humanities Research, Arizona State University

Editors: Ron Broglio and Marina Zurkow
Drawings: Marina Zurkow

Commissioned by the Desert Humanities Initiative, Arizona State University

Desert Humanities (link)

This contemplative field guide is “designed to help orient you to the desert, like yoga poses for being with the land.”


Animal Revolution


25 drawings
Charcoal on Legion Stonehenge archival paper
Also available as digital prints

Ron Broglio, author. Illustrations, Marina Zurkow

Commissioned by the author. Published by University of Minnesota Press

Animals are staging a revolution—they’re just not telling us. From radioactive boar invading towns to jellyfish disarming battleships, this book threads together news accounts and more in a powerful and timely work of creative, speculative nonfiction that imagines a revolution stirring and asks how humans can be a part of it.




In 2017 I audited a class at ITP (the Interactive Telecommunications Program), Tisch School of the Arts, NYU called “100 Days of Making” led by Katherine Dillon. The class is structured just as the title proclaims: 100 days of unique creative outputs. It is a relentless process, one in which you work fast enough to…


The Petroleum Manga (book)


Valerie Vogrin and Marina Zurkow, editors

Published by Punctum Books
This work is part of the project:

The Petroleum Manga, first conceived of and rendered as 10-foot banners printed on Tyvek for gallery installation is now reproduced in book form. Originally, manga was used in Japanese to refer to whimsical drawings or picture books. Long before manga was a multi-billion-dollar-a-year comic book industry, there was Hokusai’s thirteen-volume manga, depicting everything from trees…


The Petroleum Manga


50 banners, book
Solvent ink on Tyvek
10 ‘ x 54”

This work is part of the project:

Originally, the Japanese word manga was used to refer to “whimsical drawings” or picture books. The Petroleum Manga, a “picture book” about oil, is inspired by Hokusai’s thirteen volume set of manga. It depicts everything from trees to demons, squirrels to shingles. Each Petroleum Manga banner represents items organized by a specific petrochemical: PET, PVC, HDPE, PMMA, polystyrene, polyurethane, ammonia,…


Necrocracy (project overview)


Project consisting of videos, dinners, software, sculptures, public art engagements, printed matter

Diverseworks gallery text by John Pluecker

Commissioned by Diversweworks, Houston Texas
Supported by a 2011 John F Simon Guggenheim Fellowship

This work is part of the project:

Necrocracy is a meditation on geology, time, nature and petrochemical production. First exhibited at Diverseworks in Houston, Texas, Necrocracy featured newly commissioned video animation, drawing and sculpture. Questioning the division between the natural and the human inherited from the Romantic era, the works navigate between human manufacturing of petroleum-based products, ecology, and the geological chronology…