The 'Landscape' works have mainly been based on C16th and C17th paintings by religious masters in which they explore the surreal qualities of what was a development in perspective and transform the backdrop of landscape into isolated solitary places. Walking through the paintings with a charcoal stick and scoring the paper, Rubin produces heavily worked, large scale, 'finished' charcoal drawings.

In the series 'Cracks' Rubin has used things we tread on or over everyday, the cracks in the floorboards of our homes. They become reconstructed as rolling horizons or jagged mountain ranges by the physical process of moulding and redrawing their negative spaces.

'Paintings by past masters are translated into a monochrome that accentuates form and vanished figures, leaving the stage of the drama'.

Mary Goody

'When one is young there are lots of possibilities that one hasn’t tried out; drawing is a means of finding your way about things'.

Henry Moore

'Drawings have a feather-like quality. Sometimes you think of something and it is so light, so slight, that you don’t have time to make a note in your diary. Everything is fleeting, but your drawing will serve as a reminder, otherwise it is forgotten'.

Louise Bougeois