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CAROL HARTSOCK ABSTRACTS

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“We’re all on the same planet and have the same goals, to survive and take care of our young.  The environment is what allows us to do that, so depicting the environment in my work is a natural progression for me.  I’m trying to present it in a way that's not in your face, and I hope the work causes people to think.  I’m trying to strike some chords.”  Carol Hartsock


"Nature is so powerful so strong. Capturing its essence is not easy - your work becomes a dance with light and the weather. It takes you to a place within yourself."  Annie Leibovitz

 

Tempest Tempest

 

“The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event.  You go to bed in one kind of a world and wake up in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment then where is it to be found?”   J. B. Priestley

Snow on Cedars 1
Snow on Cedars 1
Snow on Cedars 2
Snow on Cedars 2

“Global warming is the foreboding thunder in the distance.  Ocean acidification is the lightning strike in our front yard, right here, right now.”  David Horsey

 

Firestorm 1
Firestorm 1
Firestorm 2
Firestorm 2


Torrid Moment I
Torrid Moment 1
Torrid Moment 2
Torrid Moment 2
Torrid Moment 3
Torrid Moment 3
Torrid Moment 4
Torrid Moment 4

“We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean.  But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.”  Mother Teresa

 

Undercurrent
Undercurrent
Whaler's Mirage 1
Whaler's Mirage 1
Whaler's Mirage 2
Whaler's Mirage 2
Neptune's Twilight Zone Neptune's Twilight Zone

 

“Nothing makes me so happy as to observe nature and to paint what I see.”  Henri Rousseau

 

Vulcan's Lair
Vulcan's Lair
Nightfall in the Canyon 1
Nightfall in the Canyon 1
Nightfall in the Canyon 2
Nightfall in the Canyon 2
Ode to Monet
Ode to Monet

 

“Keep close to Nature’s heart…and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods.  Wash your spirit clean.”  John Muir

 

Guardians of the Forest - Abstract 49
Guardians of the Forest
The Rains Came
The Rains Came
Light Awakens Nature
Light Awakens Nature
Forest Sunrise
Forest Sunrise

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”  Albert Camus

 

Nature Thinking (Adapting)
Nature Thinking: A Series (Adapting)
Nature Thinking (Fantasizing)
Nature Thinking (Fantasizing)
Nature Thinking (Mutating)
Nature Thinking: A Series (Mutating)
Nature Thinking (Exploiting)
Nature Thinking: A Series (Exploiting)

 

“Light in Nature creates the movement of colors.”  Robert Delaunay

 

Resonance I - Abstract 29
Resonance 1
Resonance II - Abstract 30
Resonance 2
Chemistry Seeking Life 1
ChemistrySeeking Life 1
Chemistry Seeking Life 2
Chemistry Seeking Life 2

 

“Just as we have the power to harm the ocean, we have the power to put in place policies and modify our own behavior in ways that would be an insurance policy for the future of the sea, for the creatures there, and for us, protecting special critical areas in the ocean.  Sylvia Earle

 

Calm Before the Storm
Calm Before the Storm
Beneath the Sea 1
Beneath the Sea 1
Tidal Moon
Tidal Moon
Beneath the Sea 2
Beneath the Sea 2

 

“I had to live in the desert before I could understand the full value of grass in a green ditch.”  Ella Maillart

 

Gaia's Brew
Gaia's Brew
Canyon Echoes - Abstract 52
Canyon Echoes
Desert Heat - Abstract 47
Desert Heat
 

 

“Whenever the pressure of our complex city life thins my blood and numbs my brain, I seek relief in the trail; and when I hear the coyote wailing to the yellow dawn, my cares fall from me - I am happy.”  Hamlin Garlin

 

Spirits Afoot
Spirits Afoot

“Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s Party!’”  Robin Williams

 

Enter Spring 1
Enter Spring 1
Enter Spring 2
Enter Spring 2

 

“Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own; and from morning to night, as from the cradle to the grave, it is but a succession of changes so gentle and easy that we can scarcely mark their progress.”  Charles Dickens

 

Rhodies at Sunrise I
Rhodies at Sunrise 1

Rhodies at Sunrise 2
Rhodies at Sunrise 2
Rhodies at Sunrise 3
Rhodies at Sunrise 3
Rhodies at Sunrise 4
Rhodies at Sunrise 4

 

“Earth laughs in flowers  Ralph Waldo Emerson

Rhodies at Sunset I
Rhodies at Sunset 1

Rhodies at Sunset 2
Rhodies at Sunset 2
Rhodies at Sunset 3
Rhodies at Sunset 3
Rhodies at Sunset 4
Rhodies at Sunset 4

"I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.  John Burroughs

 

Garden of Emotions 1
Garden of Emotions 1
Lois' Roses
Lois' Roses
Garden of Emotions 2 Garden of Emotions 2

 

“We won't have a society if we destroy the environment  Margaret Mead


Abstract 54
Abstract 54

Abstract 55
Abstract 55
Abstract 56
Abstract 56

 

Abstract 20
Abstract 20
Abstract 21
Abstract 21
Abstract 22
Abstract 22
Abstract 23
Abstract 23

 

Abstract 31
Abstract 31
Abstract 32
Abstract 32
Abstract 36
Abstract 33

 

Abstract 34
Abstract 34
Abstract 35
Abstract 35
Abstract 11
Abstract 11
Abstract 38
Abstract 38
Abstract 39
Abstract 39

 

 

Abstract 7
Abstract 7
Abstract 8
Abstract 8
Abstract 9
Abstract 9
Abstract 10
Abstract 10