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

making sense of 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

Events & Exhibits

Destruction & Growth

Destruction & Growth

Michorrihzal Growth
Group show at the Old City Jewish Art Center, 119 N 3rd Street Philadelphia, PA.
The exhibition explores ending and beginning, destruction and rebuilding, grief and resilience as inspired by Tisha B’av.
First Friday Opening, August 5, 2022, 5 – 9 PM

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Ebb & Flow, Pii Gallery

Ebb & Flow, Pii Gallery

I'm excited to be participating in Ebb & Flow with fellow of my artist collaborative members, Artessa Alliance. Gravity and Ripples will be shown in the Philadelphia Old City Pii Gallery. Join me for both a First Friday event on October 1 from 5-8 and a closing...

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Monitor & Adjust

Monitor & Adjust

I've got TWO Artessa Alliance exhibits this fall. Bloodlines will be included in the Oley PA gallery Clay on Main. Clay on Main September 19 to October 24, 2021313 Main St. Oley PA Oley, PA, Aug. 2, 2021– In some cultures, you are given a name at birth. Around age 12...

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Karen Hunter McLaughlin, Ripples

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.

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

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