tumblr_nijuquOpAX1sgog0eo3_500Name’s Molly. I’m 24. Sometime in high school I had an epiphany that I had to become an art historian. It looked this. If I have a purpose, it’s to show people that art history is a dissemination of everything. It’s the history of us. Whether you’re interested in politics, religion, science, or just beauty, art history can help you understand the world better. Astronomer Jill Tarter said, “the story of humans is the story of ideas, that shine light into dark corners.”

I have two cats named Henri and Yoshimi. Stories that end sadly are often better. I’m told I’m a surly, morbid bastard. Being death obsessed and life obsessed aren’t mutually exclusive. Video games and anime are my other favorite things. If I could combine art history and games into one career, that would be awesome. These days, I’m still figuring out what I want to do with my life. I work at an art museum, but would love to get into localization and translation of Japanese media.


15 Responses to About

  1. Judy Davis says:

    I love the post regarding art and therapy. I think you nailed it in a funny and insightful way. My closest friend in life is a fellow midwesterner, only she is from St. Louis. We met the first week I was in South Carolina, clearly a fish (or as a midwesterner, a meat) out of water. Fish in the my midwest meant Mrs. Paul’s fishsticks. But I digress, she is still my favorite artist and we have discovered that my path and her path are really the same. Her name is Lee Malerich, and she is a textile artist, although these days she is working with tile as a medium as it pays better. You can find her various works by google – obviously.

    My point is that your remarks so remind me of our (Lee and my) inner and external dialogue. Without too much background suffice it to say that my path has been with respect to leading businesses and organizational growth. I like to distinguish the difference between leadership and management. Leadership is directional, emotional and all-consuming. Management is control, repetition and disciplined focus. Artists to me are leaders. They point us to the future by commenting on the current state. (think Jackson Pollack and his early 50’s splatter art that eerily depicts a Jetson-like world full of atom bomb explosion references.)
    I love the study of leadership because it requires the study of art. In the final analysis it requires risk, and what could be more exciting than that.

    So, why am I writing this to you? You are a leader, like it or not. You are a risk-taker and for that I applaud you. Its hard to be a leader, but you may find that it has the greatest reward as you will inspire someone, somewhere to be great. Thanks for the sacrifice-and that is what leadership is. Thanks for moving us forward. Judy

  2. Sam says:

    I just found this blog and I plan to follow it (and read the past posts once I get a chance…)

    In return for all of your writings, I will suggest a book that ends tragically, maybe you’ve read it: Man’s Fate by Andre Malraux.

    Anyway. I look forward to seeing lovely art.

  3. Mel says:

    Hi Molly,
    You might consider the Philadelphia Museum of Art–they have a fabulous 19th-century collection that doesn’t really get the global attention it should.
    Btw, love the title “Starving Art Historian”! So easy to fall into that category….
    Cheers, thanks for this blog,

  4. BT says:

    Hi. What a nice blog, and thanks for discovering my blog post , Bob Tobin, Tokyo

  5. Mike10613 says:

    I have read a few of your blogs, very good. My favourite artist is Toulouse Lautrec and Art Nouveau. I try create art with a camera!

  6. leemalerich says:

    My goodness, I was surfing around and found my name mentioned by one of your fans! BE a starving art historian, or a starving artist. There is more than money to characterize a life. I need to go back and read more of what you are saying.

  7. mama says:

    Just spoke to Judy and now I know the connection. More later!

  8. Mike Maynard says:

    Hi Molly,

    I have nominated you for the Kreative Blogger award, I hope you’ll accept! Details are in today’s blog here – http://mike10613.wordpress.com/2012/02/05/the-kreativ-blogger-award/

  9. darkjade68 says:

    Hi Molly,

    Just wanted to let you know about The New Dark Globe Create A World Writing Contest… Here’s The Info on it http://thedarkglobe.wordpress.com/2012/03/31/let-the-games-begin-the-dark-globe-create-a-world-writing-contest-has-officiall-begun/

    In case you’d like to Enter, or Let Your People know about it

    Thanks Molly


  10. charlene says:

    Hello Molly!
    I have found this blog rather amusing ( I have read most of it while I am at work-so frowned upon) and some of it sad…and dark which is a good thing. I have to say I share most of your views, except for the video/game mental health connection??? The imagery is great and the music might be beautiful..I am at a loss I do not play them. You have become such a brilliant writer. Very impressed. Love your a feminist. Wish that would happen a bit to my daughters. Just wanted to leave a short note. I do not talk to your Mom anymore, we are just too different at this time in our lives..I do not share the same views. She is still a kind,loving person one of the kindest I have met,hope you have a bit of that in you as well. Keep up the caustic,dark humor writings… Charlene

  11. Marcos says:

    Hello Molly, I randomly found your comparison between Bosch and Katy Perry, wich led me to the rest of the page. I love this kind of self indulging dissertation, and I do mean that in a good way, specially if the subjects are juxtaposing Nietzsche and rpg’s, obscure authors in general and the “dark side” of pop culture.
    I’m leaving my website address, it’s not completely up to date but I think you might enjoy my works, I hope you do.
    Keep doing stuff, cheers from Spain.

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