Biological realities are never black and white. Why should the stories and metaphors we use to make sense of the natural world–our investigative tools–be so? Might we be able to expand some of our concepts such that speaking might not always require a mouth, hearing might not always require ears?

– Merlin Sheldrake, Entangled Life

Symbiotic Colony (detail)
44″ X 30″, rust print, walnut Ink, and watercolor mediums (pencil & paint) on Rives BFK

exploring the natural world

Rust Prints and Mixed Media

Work motivated by a fascination with the mycorrhizal network – the symbiotic association between the plant world and fungi. Drawing on the deep connections between trees, plants and mycelia– how they invisibly share what the other lack, how they rescue each other.

 

Karen- Hunter-McLaughlin, Micorrhizal Growth

Micorrhizal Growth, rust and watercolor mediums on paper, 30″ x 22″

Events & Exhibits

Converge, 9th Annual Benefit Exhibition

Converge, 9th Annual Benefit Exhibition

Bridgette Mayer Gallery Announces Converge: 9th Benefit Exhibition, Supporting HelpUsAdopt.org and the Dina Wind Art Foundation Philadelphia, PA – April 23, 2024. Bridgette Mayer Gallery is proud to announce the return of its Benefit Exhibition this summer with...

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Coffee Talk at Abington Art Center

Coffee Talk at Abington Art Center

COFFEE BREAK: Artist Talks | Karen Hunter McLaughlin & Summer Yates Saturday, February 17 2024 | 10:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.FREE | In-Person Event Live Stream available from the Abington Art Center Instagram Feed I'm excited to be talking on Saturday, February 17 at...

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Abington Art Center 2024 Winter Solo Series

Abington Art Center 2024 Winter Solo Series

Golden Thread Book Room Gallery Jan 19 – Feb 26, 2024 Abington Art Center515 Meetinghouse RoadJenkintown, PA 19046 Opening Reception Friday, January 19, 6-8PM Artists Talk- Saturday, February 17, 10am-noon. Also Featuring Solo exhibits by:Mia FabrizioNicole...

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Karen Hunter McLaughlin, Ripples

Ripples, multilayer monoprint on Rives BFK, 22″ x 30″ 

Ripples, 22″ x 30″ multilayer monoprint on Rives BFK.

Multilayer Monoprinting

Using a library of symbols that mimic the movement of nature; flutter of leaf, ripple of water, scatter of seed– their ebb and flow. Viewers are invited on a journey where time is a central objective. Ambient layers are a spiritual meditation through the depths of the natural world.