I struggle with the notion of what it means to be a woman and all that entails. My current paintings and videos reevaluate the roles women have resisted and submitted — highlighting the wisdom women embody beyond limited role models.   

West of Lincoln Project

Participating in BELONGING allowed me to share how I connect children with nature, land, and bring a sense of belonging to a place.

Rick Berry of Fox Walkers

The BELONGING project gives a voice and perspective of the Nisenan Indians, the Native Americans who were here for countless generations before the California gold rush. This project will help raise visibility and awareness of the Nevada City Rancheria Nisenan Tribe.

Shelly Covert

Working on the West of Lincoln Project I learned that 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.

Gloria Olivas Omar

The West of Lincoln painting series pays tribute to a population of people who shaped the history of an untamed community, while preserving their historic significance.

The Huffington Post

Beautiful work Ruth! It’s so awesome that there are people like you that grew up in Venice and want to help share the history and stories of this place, Venice.

David Fowler

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