Vermont Landscape Through Time

Confluence, Sidetrack, Interchange – White River Junction, Vermont  acrylic, paper on linen 30×40” “Carolyn Enz Hack’s powerful mixed media paintings also document a Vermont whose fortunes have ebbed and flowed through time.” Sheryl Trainor, “East Meets West”, Art New England,  Sept/Oct 2016 My first studio was in the TipTop building in White River Junction, Vermont. When the English settlers first arrived in this part of North American they used the frozen Connecticut River as a highway to reach further into what was then “Kings Land”. This was land that was reserved for the English Crown as a place to harvest…

a History of Water

The design of the piece has it’s roots in the river. The title is A History of Water. My inspiration is water from many viewpoints. The painted blue river in the piece is based on the topography of the Connecticut and Ompompanoosuc River confluence, but there are also references of a view into mountains that feed the river, the surface of a pond, clouds, droplets hanging, falling, and held in suspension, ripples, waves, and the abundance of life that springs from a body of water, it’s reflective quality as well as depth. Leonardo da Vinci spent much of his life…

Encountering -The Space Between installation at Studio Place Arts

Encountering – The Space Between

Encountering – The Space Between   wire, wood, mica, felt, mylar, acrylic 115x54x18” 2016 Encountering – The Space Between  installed at the Carving Studio in West Rutland, Vermont installed at the Studio Place Arts Gallery in Barre, Vermont Them, Us & You Studio Place Arts International Exhibition While occupying a single earth, many generations of people have amplified their differences from others and the similarities within their own defined groups.  Rather than coalescing around the idea that “we’re all in this collectively,” these extreme “US,” not “THEM” perspectives are expressed in both radical and in socially-accepted ways.  This global, invitational exhibit involves…

Outside In - open doors detail 2017

Collaborations with Garrett Hack

For more information on the furniture please see my blog posts or visit GarrettHack.com Reilly cabinets 2013 Port and Starboard 2012 Shrine Cabinet with faux verde antique marble 2003 Whiskey Cabinet faux malachite 2006 Duet music cabinet 2015 VaVaVienna 68x26x16″ 2011 Box of Blue blanket chest faux lapis lazuli Outside In 2017 Reilly Cabinet detail Shrine Cabinet detail Whiskey Cabinet detail real and faux malachite Duet drawer and paint details Outside In in my studio 2017 Duet interior paint detailsOutside In detail textured paint Port/Starboard paint detail Outside In interior detail

Fossil mica, graphite, ink, paper 31x66x3” 2014

Sculptural Paintings

Net Gain acrylic, ink, colored pencil, wire, paper 31x24x1” Tangible/Intangible watercolor, graphite, ink, acrylic, colored pencil, paper 30x45x4” Fossil mica, graphite, ink, paper 31x66x3” Counter Encounter acrylic, ink, graphite, colored pencil, copper wire, paper 31x46x3” Brainstorm graphite, acrylic, wire, paper, 42×42” Bang graphite, acrylic, wire, paper 24x65x8” Interim paper, ink, graphite, pins 22x22x9” Child Bride paper, mixed media, wire 28x14x5″ Motion Commotion acrylic, ink, colored pencil, straight pins, paper 31x24x2” Medusa paper, mixed media, wire 22x57x10” I Hold You All acrylic, paper 24x31x2” Antigone paper, mixed media, wire 18x23x5”

Painting VaVa Vienna

VaVaVienna 68x26x16“ collaboration with Garrett Hack When Garrett approached me to collaborate on a piece of furniture I was hesitant. I had contributed to several of his previous pieces by painting small panels or columns with faux finishes of marble, malachite, or lapis lazuli but this time he wanted me to freehand a pattern for the front of curved cabinet that he was planning on building in rosewood. He was confident that we could create a design that would give this rather formal piece a lively persona. He handed me a small sketch of a few squiggles and dots and…

Sowing Good Will

Sowing Good Will  wire, hi tec kozo paper, mixed media 55x124x15” I began making what I call Sculptural Paintings while on a residency at the Vermont Studio Center in 2011. As I worked, my mind wandered to larger issues. The thought that came to me was in the form of a mathematical equation reflecting on how many acts of good it would take to counter an act of evil. The Evil Divided by Good series was the result of this work. Since the residency I have made many pieces of increasing complexity and scale using this method. Sowing Good Will…