A goal of Molly Ott’s work and life is to be a part of the conversation that helps viewers access the wide definition of creativity.
The character of her artistic process is often synonymous to the scientific process of experimentation, and the tight-knit relationship between art and science has been a subject of her fascination for several years now. The common themes within her sculptures are the challenge of accumulation and the importance of choosing to laugh, which are best represented through found object materials -- especially in food. She has completed two residencies, one being the work-based program, Centro Selva, located in the Peruvian Amazon and the other being the theory-based SSP summer intensive through Virginia Commonwealth University. She is a South Carolinian with Bachelor degrees in Visual Art and Spanish.