Ruby aka RuCu has been creating delightful scenes around the Augusta area, by illustrating creatures and objects in bold and interesting ways, taking her spin on street art and applying it to bright and beautiful canvases. In a first cooperative interview, Creases (C) and the City Rag (CR), sat to talk with RuCu about her art and more in this month’s issue.
The clip above features music from GLOOM COCOON during the intro, but more importantly, at the end you are treated to Stink Bamboo's "Run After Her" of which RuCu is a member. Enjoy!
I’ve been doing art since I was a really little, my grandmother was an artist, and her grandmother was an artists, and my mom was an artist, it’s like three to four generations of art. It took me a long time to find my niche, for the stencils and my style.
I don’t know, it’s something that I just fell into. It was right at a time where I lost my mom and my dad, it was a really crucial point of my life. Then being inspired by street art and guerrilla art and things like that.
Well Banksy obviously, but I was just seeing what could be done with multi layered stencils and I was blown away. My idea of stencils is very flat and two dimensional and it becomes like screen printing where you can build it however you want it.
Oh right, yeah, and I have this memory from childhood, where Hello Kitty and Pink Panther were just be walking around floating and there was no detail in the background just simple details. I’ve been obsessed with repeat patterns and I started incorporating them into the background.
Yeah they are, there’s no definition there.
CR: I like how [stencils are] instant you spray paint it, take it off and you’re done. Where as, painting with strokes, you have to stop and look at it, you might cover something up. It creates depth, when you use layers.
You can find RuCu's art on her Facebook Page
Swing by New Moon Café sometime to see her art, or visit That Place Coffee shop in May for her gallery show!