Molly B. Right

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Molly B. Right specializes in oversized mosaic-like portraits made from vintage bottle caps. Right is a self taught artist. She began by painting small paintings, often on pieces of scrap metal or lumber that she found. The subject matter ranged from vignettes of her childhood, to minimalist figurative works. The leap from narrative paintings to the bottle cap portraits was made in 2002. "I was inspired by remembering my grandparent's desk. The drawers were filled with things that might have thrown away but were saved by people who were molded by depression era frugality; old rubber bands, corks, bottle caps, balls of string, 2" pencil nubs. I began a series of painting about things that people save and accumulate. The series was was beginning to lose steam, and as I pondered what to do with a large (4′x5″), rust stained, piece of sheet metal a friend had given me, the patterns of rust on the metal brought to mind the Shroud of Turin. I decided to use paint to enhance the vague suggestion of a face, and painted a man’s face on the metal. With the addition of bottle caps, a halo was formed, and bottle cap Jesus was born." Mary soon followed and Right knew that she had found her medium. Molly works in her Charleston studio, dividing her time between commissions and making pieces of her own inspiration.

  • MEDIA

    Magazines and Newspapers

    Charleston Magazine, Dec. 2015

    Luxe Magazine 10th Anniversary Issue, Dec 2015

    Luxe Magazine, Chicago, Fall 2015

    Traditional Home Magazine, Sep. 2015

    New York Times Style Magazine, March, 2015

    Washington Post, Sep. 2015

    House & Home Magazine, March, 2015

    NYLON Magazine, Sep. 2012

    Art Mag, Cover Art, Spring 2012

    Southern Living Magazine, March 2011

    Coastal Living Magazine, Oct. 2010

    Oxford American Magazine, Music Issue, 2006

    Martha Stewart’s Blueprint Magazine, Sep. 2006

    Deep Magazine, Jan. 2005

    Post & Courier, Artist profile, Nov. 2004

    Skirt Magazine, Cover Art 4/98, 3/99, 4/00, 12/00

    Charleston City Paper, Artist profile Nov. 2005,Nov 2000

  • BOOKS

    Wild Art, by D. Carrier and J. Pissarro, Phaidon 2014

    Merge- Art, Craft, Design, Basheer Books 2014

    Be Your Own Decorator, by Susan Salk, Rizzoli 2012

  • VIDEOS, ETC.

    Talent Freaks, Video Season 2 Aug. 2015

    Huffington Post UK, Jan 2012

    Wounded Warrior Album, Cover Art, 2011

    Off Beat America, HGTV, episode #HOBA-202, 2006

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