Homage To Rachel Carson
mixed media collage
10 x 21 in.
This piece was created to show my deep respect for Rachel Carson. As you know, her writings, especially Silent Spring, are often credited with inspiring the global environmental movement. Her scientific work and writings brought the destructive effects of the use of DDT to the attention of the American public. Her work led to the eventual creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Rachel Carson died in 1964. She would be very sad today to know that the use of pesticides, specifically the herbicide Roundup, has virtually wiped out milkweed plants in the Midwest’s corn and soybean fields. This has contributed to the decline of Rachel’s beloved monarch butterflies.
Dear Earth, I pray it is not too late for the monarchs and for us!
© Kathy Chambers