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Women Cinemakers realm of imagination find a consistent point of convergence: we are particularly pleased to introduce our readers to her stimulating and captivating artistic production. Hello Ruta and welcome to : we would start this interview with a couple of questions about your background. You have a solid formal training and you graduated with a BA in Painting, that you received from the Vilnius Academy of Arts: how did this experience of training influence the evolution of your artistic sensitivity? Moreover, are the any experiences that did partlcularly address your artistic research over the years? Hello


I think it comes from my early childhood experience. One day when I was about 3 years old, my mother could not find anyone who could take care of me, because for some reason the kindergarten was closed for a while. Therefore she took me to her workplace. She was a lecturer of Social Sciences at Vilnius University then. She gave me colorful pencils and a lot of sheets of paper, thus I could be occupied in drawing during her lecture; soon I ran out of drawing paper, so I asked if I could sit next to her students and draw on a page corner of their notes and I was allowed to. I did not understand the meaning of the students’ writings and numbers, I did not have reading and counting skills at such an early age, but somehow I noticed that those writings, numbers and my colorful drawings visually looked somehow aesthetically pleasing and somehow they complement each other and that somehow those writings, numbers and my drawings turned into a whole picture. Therefore, I became an art student at Vilnius Academy of Arts. Since the very first year of studying painting, my dream was to connect painting or drawing with writing, I mean not literally to connect them, like to write something on my paintings or

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