Sunday, September 27, 2015

Post, the second -- H2O

the guidelines for this project were to make an experimental video approximately 1 minute long.

i've never made a video before, so whether it was a guideline or not, this was going to be an experiment.

the inspiration for this video comes from my never-ending annoyance when i walk into the shower or bathroom and water is dripping because someone couldn't turn the faucet all the way to the right.

it's called "H2O".

it's about technology.

it's about water.

it's about being a conscientious world citizen.

it's about the forgotten idea that water was once considered "high tech".

water is and has been used to make paper and steel, in hydroelectric power, in thermoelectricity, to power machinery at mills, not to mention, it nourishes us and the food that we eat.

my concern is that in our obsession with new technology, we waste, we exploit, and we ignore our natural resources.

i worry that this will continue until there is nothing left (no clean water, no clean air) and our new gadgets won't be able to save us.

Marshall McLuhan said in his book The Medium is the Massage, "our new environment compels commitment and participation.  we have become irrevocably involved with, and responsible for, each other".

i believe that this is truer now than ever.

in our infatuation with new technology we have deserted too many precious resources and we are henceforth accountable for making this planet habitable for each other and the generations to come.

no one will do it if we don't.

it's easy to be a responsible human.

please try.


Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Post, the first


my name's Molly and i'm from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

i'm studying French.

i spent last year in Paris learning the language and culture, exploring the boulevards with Neil Young, and eating as many pastries as i could get my hands on.
i saw famous art; i saw how the class system works; i saw a group of people 4,000 miles away from home who aren't so different from you and me.
Le Sacré Cœur de Montmartre from le Parc des Buttes-Chaumont

i've been horseback riding since i was 9 years old and i've had my horse, Boomer, for about 12 years.



i've been interested in photography for as long as i can remember.

i feel most comfortable and at peace when i'm in nature.

i'm not the best at drawing or painting, but i like to do it anyway; i've always been encouraged to express myself creatively.

a few years ago, i thought that i was going to be a doctor or a vet so i shadowed a large animal veterinarian for about 4 summers.

autumn is my favorite season; i love the cool nights, the football games, and the sweaters.

i'm emotional.

in my opinion, there's almost nothing more calming than driving around in the summertime listening to country music.

i'm a member of Kappa Alpha Theta.

i'm a realistic optimist .

i played 15 seasons of volleyball.

my favorite book is "Little Women".

my favorite song is "I Love You Always Forever" by Donna Lewis.


and...that's me

Carry le Rouet, south of France

these are the things that shape and make my art because they're the things that shape and make me.

art is my greatest and sometimes only form of self expression.

when i'm working on a project, that project is my life.

art is my words.

through my work i hope to gain a greater understanding of myself and to create something that people can relate to or learn from.

i hope to spread kindness.

i hope to promote thought.

i hope to add something positive to this world.