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
“What others often don’t understand about people who grew up in Venice during the late 70’s was that, in Venice, you had to be tough; hold your own on the street”
“I was so touched by your beautiful work on the West of Lincoln Project. The feeling in your studio and the people I met there made me tear up several times. You are doing good work in the world, Namaste”
“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”
“Everybody earns a second chance just like Eddie Hadvina in West of Lincoln Project”