DUNS-LAND Drawing with tree shadows, solo exhibition by artist explorer Karen Howse
Karen Howse has been a guest artist at Dunsland. This exhibition at the Plough Arts Centre, gathers drawings, monoprints and experiments made over the 5 years she has been re-visiting this NT North Devon Parkland.
Dunsland in North Devon has an intriguing history, an absent house, ancient 700 year old Sweet Chestnut trees with heavy limbs spiralling towards the sky and rare lichens that thrive in its undisturbed microclimate.
Karen’s art practice is attentive to cycles & patterns that connect; recognising the urgency of ecological collapse, longing for hope; seeing nature as talisman, balm and messenger. Drawing is used here as tool for listening, inviting other ways of being, knowing & responding.