Mary Olson Farm Artist in Residence – Onlive Event via Instagram
September 23 @ 9:00 pm - 9:30 pmFree
Mary Olson Farm Artist in Residence Mollie Bryan aka “Mokedo” will be live streaming a walk through of her final exhibition on display on the Mary Olsen Farm as part of her residency. In lieu of an in person exhibition due to COVID-19 precautions, Mollie will be going live on her Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/mokedo/ giving the world a tour of her final art installation, talking about her artwork, experience, and her inspiration drawn from the surroundings of the farm.
Mokedo specializes in interactive and immersive art, including installations with light and video. Growing up on the Stillaguamish river in the backcountry of Washington, the beautiful setting of the Mary Olsen Farm immediately brought up Mokedo with feelings of “home” in the very best way. She even had a similar working vintage stove as in the Mary Olson house as well as many pets and farm animals to care for.
During her time at the farm, Mokedo has spent hours exploring this essence of “home” and capturing some video footage around the farm such as the reflections of the light on the creek, daisies blowing in the wind, and the speckled patterns of dappled sunlight on the leaves of the trees. This video content will be edited and altered, then projection mapped onto the barn and some sculptural pieces created in the form of larger than life feathers.
Finding a feather in the abundance of nature is like finding a small gift or treasure. In Native American culture the feather is a powerful symbol that signifies honor and a connection. It also symbolizes trust, honor, strength, wisdom, power, and freedom. It is an object that is deeply revered and a sign of high honor. Native tribes believe that when a feather falls to the earth, it is believed to carry all of the bird’s energy, and it is perceived as a gift from the sky, the sea, and the trees. Feathers may arrive unexpectedly but not without a purpose. This symbolic form was chosen to represent a strength of hope in the current climate of the world, pay homage to tribes who have nurtured our lands for centuries, and utilize a historic symbol of sacred specialness that the farm itself holds.