Silent Spring (New Abstract Landscape in Pastel)

Silent Spring (New Abstract Landscape in Pastel)
Silent Spring, painting by Polly Castor Silent Spring (pastel) by Polly Castor

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.

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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.



I work to amplify good wherever I find it. I love color, texture, beauty, great ideas, nature, metaphor, deliciousness, genuine spirituality, and exploring new territory. I encourage authenticity, nurture creativity, champion sustainability, promote peace, and hope to foster a new renaissance where we all are free to be our most fulfilled, multifaceted, and terrific selves. Read more here.


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