Wellington Scoop

Time magazine’s cover from 25-year-old Wellington artist

A 25-year-old Wellington artist has provided the cover for the April 1 international issue of Time magazine. Time says it commissioned Ruby Jones to capture the feeling from inside her country in the days following the terrorist attack on a mosque in Christchurch.

Time quotes her as saying:

“This cover image symbolizes the strength that I am seeing and feeling right now in the world. And how tragedies like the terrorist attack in Christchurch do nothing but bring us closer together as a society.”

Her TIME cover image includes 50 stars, one for each victim of the tragedy.

Read the complete Time report here.


  1. Julie Thompson, 22. March 2019, 21:46

    This is beautiful I am so proud to be a New Zealander.

  2. Judy Siers, 23. March 2019, 14:09

    It is not easy to convey the passion and empathy that Ruby Jones conveys in her line and tone artwork. Such talent! And to be sharing this with the world is yet another perfect message from New Zealand. Thank you Ruby.