Mollie Dash lives a low-impact life in the Hudson Valley of New York. She crafts her jewelry and hanging ornaments from materials that are found, received from friends and obtained second-hand. Coming from a background in painting and printmaking, she treats yarn and cord like fluid materials, entering a meditative state as each form emerges. In contrast to her work with organic, abstract objects, Mollie delves into the cerebral, activist side of art as co-founder of the Catskill Mapping Project. Here, she seeks to form civic engagement by inviting the public to create their own, unique maps of Catskill Village. She is currently creating a large and detailed map entitled "Walking Catskill," which addresses pedestrian access, the loss of public green spaces, and government policy which supports a car-centric culture.