My name is Ruth, I live in Northern California and was born and raised in VENICE, CA. I started out as an oil painter that has evolved into a filmmaker, creating multi-media installations that include paintings, audio, social media, slideshows, video, and social engagement. My focus is on positive social change, working with concepts that reflect identity and the value of people to their community.
BELONGING at the 2018 Nevada City Film Festival
“I was going to be raised the Venice way, the same way my uncles were raised. I looked up to them. I was Venice Trece, you know V13”
“Thank you my Venice Sister! You have a awakened a pride in me that I haven’t felt in a long time regarding our hometown of Venice”
“I relate to the wolf because of its strength, speed, and because me and my brothers were raised like a wolf pack in Dogtown”
“My strength comes from remembering who I was as a little girl growing up in Venice, Ca.. Having lived a less then perfect childhood I found that my innocence made me brave and strong. She is my hero”