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My project is to celebrate women's greater contribution to the survival of humanity thus far

Oxford City, UK, 5th June 2009
Lone artist launches a 2 year project to immortalize 100 UK women. Mol Smith, a leading digital artist is capturing the essence of 100 women in stunning fantasy art images, along with personal information and artefacts including locks of hair, to be sealed in a Time Vault for 200 years.

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The artists considers this era is the last where women will be completely natural, and argues that future generations of females will be a mix of genetically enhanced and technologically transformed beings. “Effectively, even natural child-birth and mating to produce children will disappear in the wake of sexual activity for pleasure only, and reproduction through cloning and external seeding”, he says.

He is committed to preserving the natural beauty of women as they exist now in the first decade of the 21st century by capturing their image and creating fine art prints of their fantasy picture. Ultimately the prints, a book about the women - which includes summaries of their lives and personal thoughts, - along with samples of their perfume, hair, dress jewellery, family photos and letters to their future kin will be sealed in a large stainless steel vault, designed to last over 200 years. The vault itself will be sealed within a stone monument to be located in a small memorial-fashioned garden, constructed on land being specially purchased for the project.

The artist intends to register the vault with the International Time-Capsule Institute at Oglethorpe University, Atlanta with instructions for the vault to be opened again in 140 years.

Women were selected from the ages of 18 to 55 for their natural beauty and their commitment to contribute personal information - some of which will be published in the book, with more intimate personal details being sealed as secrets within the vault for future generations to discover. The artist is financing the project and hopes its completion will inspire others to create activities of worth and value driven by non-profit-making goals and objectives. The artist believes that women are still not recognised or celebrated for their superior contribution to humanity and that since the introduction of Islam and Christianity, their presence in the world has been relegated from a position of equality to one of widespread abuse and exploitation.

My project is to celebrate women's greater contribution to the survival of humanity thus far,” the artist says, “and to leave a small tribute to their sufferance against oppressive ideologies, which have prevented them being treated and perceived as the greater contributors to human goodness.”

Th artist, Mol Smith, is financing the project.
“If everything we do is purely for personal gain and self-advantage,” he insists, “then what does society end up being, other than a group of disparate individuals competing against one another with no glue to hold them together as a collaborative species?”

The artist has published several books including a science related work challenging conventional scientific knowledge about the nature of the Universe and the purpose of life within it. He also co-founded and organises a successful science-orientated site on the Internet which publishes a monthly ezine (established for 15 years) at Microscopy-UK

Mol Smith (artist)
The Immortal Project
Frilford Mead
Kingston Road
OX13 5NX

0771 046 2758
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