Rising Spirit: The Autobiography of Lady Ruby Bute

Lady Ruby Bute is a cultural figure without peer on St. Martin. She is a painter, poet, and storyteller. In this book, Ruby tells her story, but also the story of St. Martin, and the generations of St. Martin people who made the island what it is today. Vibrant tales of life in The Village in Aruba are underscored by sacrifices and sadness. A homecoming to St. Martin brings a new landscape and a rapidly changing island. There are struggles and conflicts, but also opportunities and new friends. She grows as an artist and poet, while also giving back to her island. A towering cultural icon, she continues to share her art, her voice, and her island with the world.

Buy the book at the Silk Cotton Grove Art Gallery, Friar’s Bay, St. Martin.