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 intentions stay focused on positive social change, working with concepts that reflect identity and the value of people to their community.

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The public plays a vital role in the outcome of my work,

taking a journey with me that can last up to two years. I produce multi-media installations that include paintings, audio, social media, slideshows, video, and social engagement.

“You are turning being a member of our town into an art. I can’t wait to see the progress and participate in BELONGING. This is one of my favorite ways of belonging here!!

Valerie Hiestand Stuart

“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. I love Venice”

David Fowler

“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

“I relate to the wolf because of its strength, speed, and because me and my brothers were raised like a wolf pack in Dogtown”

Brad James

“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