Life After Death by Polly Castor

Life After Death

I used the image of a milkweed in the late fall to depict the idea of the life cycle continuing, with the past the beauty of the former, and the possibility of the future, both palpable in every present moment.

On the Way to Church by Polly Castor

On the Way to Church

We see this scene twice a week on the way to church. It is a beautiful spot all year long and a great place to notice the changes of the seasons.

Glad for Sun After Weeks of Rain by Polly Castor

Glad for Sun After Weeks of Rain

These are trees directly outside my office window, at a joyous moment of sun after literally weeks of rain, when the light seemed so much more profound than before.

Spring at New Pond Farm by Polly Castor

Spring at New Pond Farm

An impassioned portrayal of a favorite place bursting with the glories of a fresh new season, with new shoots and leaves, blooming trees, and ripples on the reflecting pond. Somewhere in there a tadpole is growing.

Magnified Magnolia by Polly Castor

Magnified Magnolia

Inspired by the forms in nature, I’ve long appreciated the sinuous forms of magnolia petals and the luminous way light shimmers through their velvety surface.

Starlit Lagoon by Polly Castor

Starlit Lagoon

Don’t you love it when the starry night is reflected in the water. The lagoon is quiet and still, and in amongst some bioluminescence and scattered algae, the stars twinkle their promise. The resulting hush is full of potential, calmly awaiting the spark of day.