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Wellington artist designs Time Magazine cover in wake of Christchurch attacks

Following the Christchurch shootings last week, a young Wellington artist has been commissioned by Time Magazine to illustrate its April 1 cover.

Ruby Jones, a 25-year-old artist, was approached by the high-profile US publication to "capture the feeling from inside her country" in the days following the terrorist attack, Stuff reported.

The artist dedicated the cover to the 50 people who lost their lives last Friday when a gunman went into two mosques in Christchurch on a shooting rampage.

“A week ago today a terrorist came and turned our beautiful country upside down, taking 50 lives in the process," she wrote on Instagram. "I would like to dedicate this cover to those 50 people, who are represented in each of the stars.

“Thank you to the Muslim community in New Zealand and all around the world, who have shown nothing but strength, compassion and kindness, despite having had the absolute opposite shown to you last Friday.

"Thank you to our beloved Jacinda Ardern for guiding us through this extremely painful time in New Zealand’s history."

The artist also thanked Time Magazine for “trusting her to tell the important stories the world needs to hear”.

Wellington artist, Ruby Jones was commissioned to design the April 1 cover of Time Magazine following the Christchurch shootings.
Wellington artist, Ruby Jones was commissioned to design the April 1 cover of Time Magazine following the Christchurch shootings. Source: Instagram