I painted this recently in plein air in Maine on the very beach where Rachel Carson did her research. I chose to represent it abstractly, in order to depict the startling realizations she understood, and tried to help others to see. I named this evocative painting Silent Spring as an ode to her most major work.
It is 12″x16″ and done in pastel. See the entire painting above, and details of it below.
What do you think? Have we gotten her message yet? It was very sobering sitting on the beach named for her, and wanting just like she did to protect this beautiful place, our earth. The subsequent blow regarding the Supreme Courts ruling yesterday about not capping carbon emissions just adds to the bewildering prognosis in the distinctly wrong direction.