While researching known chillwaver Krusht’s recently released single from his upcoming album Hyperchill, we happened to cross the six degrees of separation between us and the artist that did the cover artwork for “Everything Is Beautiful”, Samantha Rehark. That Krusht single is really, really good, by the way. Anyways, Rehark is involved in a plethora of artistic media, including but not limited to cut-and-paste collages, digital rendering, photography, publication, and still-life-modern-art-type stuff. Let the record reflect that we’re not professionally qualified critics at all, but we do know what we like, and we like Samantha Rehark’s work, especially the chopped-up stuff. Mixing found graphics, retro photographs, and old-world symbolism, she composes pictographs that speak to a fantasized version of our shared cultural memories. The pieces from her Poptropica line appear to be gigantic, vast and detailed, like a hipsteriffic stained glass version of a Hieronymus Bosch piece, but we personally prefer the simpler, bite-sized works from her Cosmic Cult of Costume Children series. Check out a small sampling of some of Samantha Rehark’s vintage pieces that stood out to us below, and then do tha right thing, and check out the rest of her posted work, some of which is for sale here. I think we may have just found the cover artwork for “Tsq Vol II-8”!