“I Surrender”

acrylic on canvas, 48 × 48″, 2015

This was the third painting out of eleven individual portraits from the West of Lincoln Project, completed as a collaboration with Meta over the course of several months in 2015. Meta’s biography was written by Gena Lasko, taken from an interview Ruth recorded and will be exhibited at Venice Arts in August, 2017. A portion of the interview is available to listen to below.

I Surrender by Ruth Chase

Born 1965, grew 1766 Washington Way, Venice, CA.

Humility is my best friend, what I’ve learned most is to surrender to what I can’t change. VBWG stands for Venice Break Water Girls.

-Meta Zimmerman

Meta Zimmerman by RayRae

This 2 min. audio was recorded in January 2016 after beginning “I Surrender” by Ruth Chase. The sound quality is low because these interviews were not originally intended for public use.



W e s t  of  L i n c o l n  Project


August 5 – September 1

Opening Reception | Saturday, August 5, 4 – 8pm
13445 Beach Ave., Venice Marina, CA