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Molly Lay is a working artist with a Masters of Fine Art  specializing in sculpture from the University of Alabama. Molly received her Bachelor of Arts in studio art from Samford University, in Birmingham, Alabama. She had the opportunity to study abroad for four months in spring 2019 at the Burren College of Art in Ballyvaughan, Ireland. Molly has held an internship at the Birmingham Museum of Art in Education and Community Engagement. She also worked as a curator for the Great Explorations Children’s Museum in Saint Petersburg, Florida. As a freelance artist, she has created illustrations for advertisements like Michael Kelly Guitars and done large scale paintings such as a mural in Kathmandu, Nepal, in 2018.

She writes: “This is what it means to exist in a place, to inhabit it. Letting each step, each breath, amount to your absorption. There is a part of us left in all the places we have been. A part of those places is carried with us wherever we go, like the sand on your shoes or the breeze in your hair. Our identity, our beings are tied to places. Each place contains a memory, and what is a person if not made up of memories?”