The Foundation wanted to develop some imagery that captured the essence of Ruby in a colourful and bold setting. We were able to connect with young Adelaide artist Lucinda Penn and just love the outcome that was created.
Capturing Ruby’s essence & spirit through exploring her ideas, perspectives & passions. This artwork aims to portray in Ruby’s words, ‘the inside of me,’ that is now ‘free for those to see’ through symbiosis with the Foundation as illustrated here.
Ruby & her perspective beyond her years have been gleaned from my talks with her parents & inspecting her drawings and various writings. I wanted this piece to speak to Ruby’s uniqueness, power and vibrancy, mirroring what her Foundation seeks to achieve & all of the diverse ways this will evolve.
Throughout the conceptualisation process I have felt that this design is creating a feeling of Ruby’s presence. Although I never met Ruby I feel like I was able to get to know here after having the opportunity to see some of Ruby’s own art work and sketches in her sketch book. I resonate a lot with her drawings and thinking as I had very similar practices at the same age and have incorporated a number of images of Ruby’s into the piece.
For those that knew and loved Ruby and for those who did not know her, I hope they will see all of her characteristics in this eye catching, bright and vibrant backdrop. In doing so, you the viewer, are invited to connect with the individual and overall symbolism in this piece to take away your own understanding of what ‘Ruby Tuesday’ means.
For Ruby – may her voice remain everlasting & universal.