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.

A Photographer’s Inspiration — Hitting Close to Home

Most of my photographs are taken here in my hometown,  London, Ontario. In fact, most of them were taken on my daily walks in the small patch of woods in front of my home. Before the woods, there is a green space with a large, old oak tree with a deep depression around it. As …