My name is Ruth, I live in Northern California and was born and raised in VENICE, CA. I started out as an oil painter and have evolved into an artist who creates 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 will be shown at the 2018 Nevada City Film Festival COMING SOON
“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”
“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”
“I had no idea that having a portrait portraying my life growing up in Venice would be such a powerful, healing and spiritual experience”
“I relate to the wolf because of its strength, speed, and because me and my brothers were raised like a wolf pack in Dogtown”