The Extent of Silence

How wonderful is Amariah Rauscher’s artwork? I love that it deals with larger, adult themes, but focuses on child subjects. It’s like an artist’s depiction of a Shel Silverstein poem. Looking at her prints leaves me with a sense of aching. They really speak to a loss of innocence and the kind of regret and heartache that comes with getting older and feeling like you’ve let opportunities slip away. Also, there’s a real element of being able to look at the world around you and see it disappearing, eroding, but feeling helpless to stop its decline. There’s a  real poignancy to this work that makes it quite beautiful.

The Erosion of Time

All That Remained

Forgotten Dreams


(All of the above prints and many more are for sale at The Extent of Silence etsy shop.)



  1. February 17 2010 at 6:11 pm

    Oh my goodness – these are heart breaking and stunning at the same time. Your right, they totally remind me of Shel Silverstein. Great discovery! xo

    • CT said,

      February 17 2010 at 6:22 pm

      “Heart breaking and stunning” is a good a description. I feel like they would be perfect, but also too sorrowful for a kid’s room. I think that conflict is what makes them so neat.

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