Owen Mosley

Water Bottle Memoir

Class of: 2024

Major: Architectural Design BFA

Medium: Video, paper

Faculty: Audra Wolowiec and Melissa Rachleff Burtt

Prompt: What things or objects carry our memories? How do objects tell stories about ourselves and our environments? Does your object have invisible properties like a scent or a sound? What is the balance between the internal (emotional) and the external (physical) in creating work? We will look at several case studies of artists who use materials and process to tell a story about themselves while relating to the cultural, political, and poetic world at large.

Water Bottle Memoir is a short video about my water bottle and how it carries memories. The video aims to show that even simple objects are wildly complex and how they change with a person.