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Molly Rausch Finds Inspiration in the Mail

By: Ana Lopez - Published: Jan 19, 2012 • References: postagestamppaintings and thisiscolossal
Social media might be replacing letters, but this new way of communication doesn’t have the level of aesthetics and art found in the epistolary mode, as shown by the paintings of New York-based artist Molly Rausch.

Using postage stamps as the base of her artwork, Rausch paints mesmerizing landscapes around the borders of the mailable stickers. These fascinating watercolors blend the theme of each stamp into the whole painting perfectly. Her work is explained on her personal website, “She does not paint on the stamp itself. And she does not research the subject, so the extension is completely invented and should not be tested for accuracy.” Thus, her paintings deliver beautiful art and fictional stories.    

Mind-blowing and stunning, the charming paintings by Molly Rausch carry good news in the form of wordless narratives of color.