Following on from Christy’s art choice last week, her picture by E.C. Quayle, her second choice is  ‘Company Enough’ by Ruby May Laidlaw.
 
“I believe Ruby was still a student at the College when this was exhibited as part of an event at the Loom Gallery. There are many reasons why I love it – I relate to the subject matter (or, at least, my own interpretation of it); I love the style which makes me think of Japanese anime; I like the sketch texture and the fact that the pencil is enough – it could have colour and would no doubt look wonderful with it, but it doesn’t need it, and the grey somehow adds to the atmosphere of it. 
 
I also love the obvious ‘youth’ of it as a very early work by a very young artist, which reminds me of the incredible creative talent we have on the Island – talent that emerges every day and is unique, exciting, vibrant and inspiring. And which I am very envious of…
 
And finally, it is reminiscent of an album cover by the band Mogwai – which I hadn’t realised at the time, but was reminded of later by a friend and I wonder if that is another reason why I was initially drawn to it. Being somewhat obsessed with music, that is no bad thing in my mind!
 
Ruby has gone on to be a superb artist and animator – now under the name Ruby May Kissack I believe. She is now based off Island but I occasionally check out her new work; I was also thrilled when she created a beautiful storyboard for one of our MannIN Shorts films a couple of years back. The whole thing was, unsurprisingly, a work of art in itself.”
 
Christy DeHaven
 
 
I’d love to share your local, original artwork and if  you would prefer to remain anonymous just let me know!
To get in touch please contact jane@graceandhall.com
 
 
 
Art I Own – Christy DeHaven – Part 2
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