Artist of the Week: Molly Wruble


Photo submitted by Molly Wruble

Senior Molly Wruble shows off her butterfly wing makeup. Besides doing makeup, she also has a passion for painting and drawing.

Jahlea Douglas, Editor-in-chief

Senior Molly Wruble has a passion for painting and drawing and hopes to pursue a career in art. Keep reading to learn more about her passion, inspiration and plans for the future.

GENESIS: Have you always considered yourself an artist?

Photo submitted by Molly Wruble
This is a shadow box that senior Molly Wruble created during her apprentice program over the summer in 2018 at the SNITE museum of art. This piece of art represents the four generations of woman on her mother’s side of the family.

MOLLY WRUBLE: Considering myself an artist is something that just happened. I know that I’ve always loved doodling, but it wasn’t until I was in middle school that I considered myself an artist. 

G: Art is such a broad category, what kind of art do you generally like to create?

MW: I love painting and drawing. Recently, I’ve been focusing on realistic drawings. 

G: Why do you continue to create art? What is in it for you?

MW: I continue to create art because it’s a way for me to express myself. I do sell my art from time to time, so I get a little bit of money for what I do make. 

G: How do you come up with things to create?

MW: Usually I see something I like on Pinterest and use that as inspiration. But I use everything around me as inspiration. 

G: What is your favorite piece of art you’ve created? What is the story behind it?

MW: My favorite piece I’ve ever made is a drawing of four generations of women in my family in a shadow box. It starts with my great grandma and ends at me. I think the reason I love this piece so much is because I also created a cardinal and cardinals were my great grandma’s favorite bird and she passed when I was young. I actually made my grandma and mom cry when I presented the piece to them. 

Photo taken by Abbie Krider
Senior Molly Wruble, poses during a photoshoot with Abbie Krider on Tuesday, Jan. 1. Not only is Wruble an artist, but she also likes to help other artists too.

G: Not only do you create art on 2-D surfaces, but you also use your own faces as a canvas. How long does it take you to create a masterpiece on your face?

MW: Creating a look on my face can range anywhere from 1 hour to 5 hours depending on what I choose to do and if I get distracted during it. 

G: At times you are also a model, recently were a model for former Memorial student, Abbie Krider. How do you play the character so well?

MW: I love helping others bring their art to life and with the shoot with Abbie that I modeled for, I’ve been wanting to do something like that for awhile now; she just beat me to the punch. Abbie said I fit her inspiration and I went with it. 

G: Lastly, do you plan on pursuing a career in art? Why or why not?

MW: I do plan on going to school for drawing and illustration with a minor in painting. I hope that I leave school with a job in the arts whether it be in marking and advertising or if I’m a company’s designer.