As a sculptor, Waters often turns to universal issues of human identity, relationships, and interactions. She carves hardwoods (and sometimes marble) with mallet and chisels, then finishes the sculptures by hand sanding. Finished pieces may be cast in bronze (lost-wax casting); the original is then retired to her personal collection.
As a painter, Waters explores and expresses personal sensations – the feel of hot sun or cold wind on her skin, the delight of a sunrise or sunset – in iridescent pigment, then mounts the paintings so that they curve out from the wall, shimmering and shifting as the light changes.
Percentage of proceeds will go towards Peninsula Art Foundation(501(c)3)which Ruth has designated to support artists and engage and inspire local community with art shows, education, and programs.