I have an inclination to work with materials that have had an obvious life before I use them; it’s a challenge and a pleasure to make something from nothing.
In the last year my practice has grown out of the studio in the form of large-scale rooftop paintings for Google Earth. This project uses materials from the waste stream (discarded house paint) to mark a physical presence in digital space.
My work is generally concerned with human perception of current conditions; the Paintings for Satellites are specifically concerned with the effects of the digital on our physical bodies.
All my work begins a series of rules derived from existing conditions. For example, the color palette for the rooftop paintings is made from the discarded paint available on a given day; the physical surface of the roof determines the shape of the painting.
As this project proliferates, it will take two forms – a community model, using local volunteers and paint from the waste stream and a design/build model, using solar-reflective paint, solar panels and green roofing contractors.

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  • 36º 30’ - World Financial Center by Madilworth
  • Molly Dilworth at her opening by Jami

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  • Photo: uneven-growth: Matteo Ferroni. Foroba Yelen: Collective Light for Mali. 2011. Photograph: Matteo... http://t.co/FQoVkrUhpd by med44
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  • Untitled_Panorama2.jpg by anti-factory redux
  • 029Fabric_Prints by Neville Trickett
  • fabricPrintsjpg55 by Neville Trickett
  • Spring/Break: Apocalist, at Old School, Courtyard, Lodge 441 by Molly Dilworth by Scoboco
  • P1040175 by marinazurkow

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Molly Dilworth
August 2006
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