Ruby has studied woven textile design here at GSA and whilst on exchange at Tama Art University in Tokyo. She has a varied set of skills which include jacquard weaving, passementerie and yarn dying, and is now looking to expand on these through multi-disciplinary collaboration and live projects. Her final year work explores scenery in motion, informed by her experiences of road trips. Drawn to the nostalgic sensations of watching the landscape pass by the car window as a distorted blur of colour and form, her designs are dreamy and experimental. She considers how the landscape is navigated, how the eye is drawn to signage and road markings; this imagery permeates her designs. She distorts the structures of her fabrics by using colour sequencing in the warp and weft, creating areas of clarity and obscurity. During lockdown Ruby has used the structures and yarns she had been developing in the studio, to create a collection of digital fabric simulations which can be viewed in full on her website.
I, as a graduating student at the Glasgow School of Art, would like to state my support for the Pause or Pay Campaign. To read the full manifesto visit https://www.pauseorpayuk.org