"My work explores the tension that occurs in the meeting
of opposing energies and forces -- such as male and female,
dominance and submission, angelic and diabolic -- and proposes
that different sides of our nature co-exist in a tenuous symbiosis.
I represent this with fantastic, biomorphic creatures whose
interactions are simultaneously symbiotic and antagonistic,
similar to Renaissance grotesques and mythological hybrids
such as the Minotaur."
Eric Drury of The Artful Mind described her work as "….an
elaborate trapeze act rendered by the stylistic progeny of
Dr. Seuss and Hieronymus Bosch" and notes that "the
eroticism and tension…. doesn’t present itself
immediately, instead the work seems more playful and lighthearted."
Larissa Harris of Artforum magazine has described Waldman’s
work as "a latticework of tender, multicolored living
parts, some leather-clad and stretched taut by hooks,"
that "evoked Dr. Seuss as much as de Sade."
Ruth’s work has been included in exhibitions throughout
the US including, "Everland" at Annina Nosei in
New York, "Beautiful Dreamers" at Spaces, Cleveland,
Ohio, "Contemporary Erotic Drawing" at Diverseworks
in Houston and the Aldrich Contemporary Museum of Art in Connecticut.