Ruta Dumalakaite, Vilnius, Lithuania Member Since January 2012 Artist Statement Ruta Dumalakaite is Lithuanian artist - illustrator based in Cyprus and sometimes in the tanker vessel. She received her bachelor of graphic design from Vilnius Art Academy and worked as designer in advertising industry. Her delicate works contains of strong ideological standpoint to environment, nature and life standards. She injects narrative into all her works believing that without idea nothing is worth of doing. After leaving the comfort advertising industry she returned back to her own believes: “only expressing my ideas visually makes my life worth of living”. Artist is mixing traditional and digital media in her works. Currently working on “Lost connections” project.