About the Book
For 3 weeks in August 2009, Molly Rausch created a Lost & Found Drawing Booth on Main Street in New Paltz, New York. There she collected written descriptions of things people had lost, then made drawings based on the descriptions, and mailed the drawings of the lost items to their respective owners.
Rausch received over 75 responses, ranging from the concrete to the esoteric. Her project plays with that tactical space between words and pictures, object and atmosphere, self and other. The finished drawings answer their queries in ways that are sometimes serious, teasing, laugh-out-loud funny, and poignant.
Many thanks to Simon Draper's ongoing project Habitat for Artists, Ecoartspace, and all who participated.
Molly Rausch writes, paints, and builds treehouses in New Paltz, New York. A native Marylander, she received her MFA in Painting from SUNY New Paltz in 2003, and is represented by VanBrunt Gallery in Beacon, NY. She currently owns 18 typewriters.