mobile art multimedia animation — dancing in light

This mobile art multimedia animation was created by using a number of apps.  I used various mobile photo and video editing tools within those apps. App smashing for art!

mobile art multimedia animation

Featured in this video is the sculpture, dance of life, that I created while studying at the Instituto de Bellas Artes, in San Miguel de Allende. I traveled to San Miguel with my sister, Anne McDonald, after being evacuated from Kinshasa, Zaire where I was teaching at The American School of Kinshasa (TASOK).

This sculpture was my response to the grief I experienced from witnessing the political upheaval in that beautiful country in Africa and losing so suddenly the home and community I loved there.

Dance of life, dancing in light.

My sister, Anne McDonald is a writer. We have traveled far and well together. On the plane home, I carried my sculpture, Anne carried a beautiful vase, and above us in the luggage compartment was a donkey piñata ….but that’s another story.

photograph of artist and writers, Mary McDonald and Anne McDonald
Mary McDonald and Anne McDonald, Mexico, 1991.