Carolyn Enz Hack's work includes painting, sculpture, and scenery design. While she has spent most of her life on a farm she holds a degree in theatrical design from Rutgers University and has spent years designing for the theatre. Her rural sensibility is informed by themes explored in ancient theatrical and religious literature, and by developments in cross-disciplinary science. Each piece is an attempt to process the world through an internal lens. She is the recipient of a Vermont Arts Endowment Award, a painting merit award from the Chaffee Center for the Arts, and her work has been selected for exhibition in regional and nationally competitive shows.
Of her work, the artist says: "We are in motion, all of the time. Every part of us is in motion, all of the time. Every part of the Universe is in motion, all of the time. Stillness is an illusion. My work maps my stream of consciousness, asking big questions that have incomplete answers. Each piece processes the exterior world through an internal lens. Universal truths surely reside somewhere inside and it’s just a matter of adjusting the perspective to discover answers. I am fascinated by themes explored in ancient theatrical and religious literature, and by developments in cross-disciplinary science. Literary sources use metaphor to explore a wide range of topics while scientific research endeavors to find the source of the mystery. My work attempts to connect the two through imagery."