Mary Molony is currently a second year MFA in Rinehart School of Sculpture at Maryland Institute College of Art. She attended East Tennessee State University for undergrad, studying painting, metalsmithing, sculpture, and printmaking. After receiving her BFA in sculpture and printmaking, she worked as a Veterinary Technician. The job had a major influence on her current work. Mary has been collecting bones from her parents farm in Southwest Virginia and using them in her sculptures.
I have been studying the relationship between humans and animals. In thinking about what we use animals for, such as food, or clothing I wanted to create a memorial. By decorating a skull, it was a way of masking death, yet preserving what's left of this animal.