My name is Michael de la Vega. I grew up in an all artist family in Los Angeles County California. I am an artist, graphic designer, screen-printer and some experience with fine hand painting on raw natural cedar wood. I created MOLERAT not only as a T-shirt Company but ancient and modern information integrated with nature to live in harmony with technology. Two community colleges and three Universities later a BA degree in psychology wasn’t enough. I took it upon myself to globe trot and educate myself in real education from experience. Experience in real life superseded any books I read and most technology was a set-back of AI (artificial Intelligence) and CLS (computer life simulation).
MOLERAT is not an all green company but nature and modern man trying to work together without destructive consequences to our planet out of ignorance and materialism. MOLERAT is the good simple things in life and our potential to help ourselves, others and protect our diminishing resources due to over-population, over-extraction of natural resources and man made pollution of every imaginable kind. My past growing up with ocean sports and most of my adult years living in deserts and mountain zones gave me the edge to help the planet with little technology.
My philosophy is that much good can be done through a disciplined life without an overabundance of digital, A.I., excess and materialism. Our quest for outer planetary exploration should also encompass the exploration of our own minds through u-social behavior, physical exercise and a life of simplicity. It is our interaction with planet earth that will dictate what will becomes of us at this moment, today and tomorrow.
Michael de la Vega